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O.W.L. Mittens

Knitting
July 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
39 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in charted pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
7.5 (8, 8.5)" hand circumference

On one side, a parliament of owls keeps watch beneath a twinkling night sky. On the reverse, a collection of spells—turn palms up and read Expecto Patronum! Accio Wand! Incendio! Quietus! and more. These mittens are a handy reference for any wizard on the go, and an essential study tool for any fifth-year student at Hogwarts hoping to pass the Ordinary Wizarding Level exams! Knitted in stranded colorwork using a warm Shetland wool and sized for adults in small, medium, and large, this is a great project for practicing two-handed colorwork and experimenting with yarn dominance.

Note: Mittens are sized by adjusting needle size and gauge.

Finished Size: 7.5 (8, 8.5)” hand circumference and 9.75 (10.25, 10.75)” long. Mittens shown measure 8”.
Yarn: Harrisville Designs Shetland (100% virgin wool; 217 yd 198 m/1.75 oz 50 g): midnight blue (MC), 1 (1, 2) skeins; silver mist (CC), 1 (1, 1) skein.
Needles: Size 1 (11⁄2, 2) 2.25 (2.5, 2.75 mm): set of 5 double- pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 39 (37, 35) sts and 44 (41, 38) rounds = 4” in charted pattern.

With thanks to dgerish for catching two small errors on the spelling of spells: Reparo, not Repairo, and Sonorus, not Sonorous.