Orchid Mitts by Kirsten Hipsky
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Orchid Mitts

September 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
6.5 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette St
US 3 - 3.25 mm
200 yards (183 m)
about 7” around - stretches to fit most women’s hands
This pattern is available from yarn.com for $4.99.

What appears to be a complicated colorwork technique is really just a simple slip stitch cable pattern on these stretchy, easy to knit Orchid Mitts. You only have to work with one color at a time and the mitts are knit flat, leaving an opening for the thumb in the seam. It’s a great way to try out our lovely new Northampton Sport.

Finished Sizes:
about 7” around - stretches to fit most women’s hands

1 sk each of Valley Yarns Northampton Sport (100% Wool, 50g/164 yds)- this yarn has been discontinued - colors Twilight Heather (color A) and Raspberry Heather (color B)


Valley Yarns Bromley (85% Cashmere/ 15% Super Kid Mohair, 25g/96yds ) 2 skeins in color #23 Light Blue, Mint; 1 skein in color #09 Natural (B)

US size 3 (3.25 mm) needles or size needed to get gauge

8 sts = 1” in stitch pattern
6.5 sts = 1” in St st