Pawkies (Striped) by Kate Davies
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Pawkies (Striped)

Knitting
October 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Striped stockinette st (see notes on gauge below)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
113 yards (103 m)
Small and large
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Pawkies is a Scots word for mitts, or fingerless gloves. Pawkies are ideal for taking the chill off your hands on a brisk Autumn day, leaving your fingers free for picking mushrooms or blaeberries, or occasional hand-holds if you are heading high up into the hills There are two size options (small and large) and a stranded version is also available.

Yarn
Buachaille (100% Scottish Wool; 110m / 120 yds per 50g skein)
MC: Squall 1 x 50g skein
CC: Ptarmigan 1 x 50g skein
Large size used 35g / 77m / 84yds of MC and 12g / 26m / 29yds of CC.

Sizes
Small (Large)
To fit hand circumference: 17.5-20 (20-23) cm / 7-8 (8-9) in
Striped mitten outer circumference: 19 (21) cm / 7½ (8¼) in
Mitten length: 20.5 (23) cm / 8¼ (9) in

Needles and notions
40cm / 16in gauge-size circular needles for Tubular cast-on
40cm / 16in below-gauge-size circular needles for Tubular cast-on (below-gauge-size are 1 size smaller than the needles you require to get the correct gauge)
Gauge-size and below-gauge-size needles of your preferred type for working small circumferences. Small quantity of smooth waste yarn. Stitch marker. Tapestry needle.

Gauge
Small size
26 sts and 29 rounds to 10cm / 4in over striped stockinette stitch using gauge-size needles. This was achieved using 3.5mm / UK 10-9 / US 4 needles.
Large size
23 sts and 26 rounds to 10cm / 4in over striped stockinette stitch using gauge-size needles. This was achieved using 3.75mm / UK 9 / US 5 needles.

Special techniques
All special techniques are described in the pattern instructions. If you require some extra assistance, these excellent online tutorials may help:
2x2 Tubular cast-on method: We used the winding provisional cast on, followed by Ysolda’s tubular cast on for 2x2 rib, modified slightly (only 3 rows of st st are worked).