Michigander Mitts by Laura Ricketts
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Michigander Mitts

Knitting
August 2015
Light Fingering ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 2 inches
in Stranded St st worked in the round
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
460 yards (421 m)
10 inches long [25 cm] and 4 inches [10 cm] wide after blocking, with an 8 inch [20 cm] hand circumference
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The word “Michigander” is what we call someone from Michigan, and we Michiganders have a not-so-secret code. When anyone asks where we are from, our right hand rises, as if we are about to swear a solemn oath. Instead of placing our left hand on a stack of bibles, we point to a spot on our other hand, smile and say, “I’m from here!”

Materials

Yarn: Stonehedge Fibers Shepherd’s Wool, light fingering weight; 230 yards 210 meters /1.6 oz 45 grams ball: one skein each of Frosty Blue (MC) and Beaches (CC); contrasting scrap of lightweight fingering weight yarn or sock yarn for duplicate stitch X, optional.

Needles: Set of 5 double pointed, size US 1 /2.5mm, or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: scrap of smooth waste yarn for thumb,
2 markers, bead for robin’s eye (optional) and a tapestry needle