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Peacock Eye Fingerless Mitts

On a Peacock's Tail
Lete's Knits
lete's knits (website)
Knitting
February 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.5 mm (E)
110 - 130 yards (101 - 119 m)
one size
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Peacock Eye Fingerless Mitts are mittens worked from bottom to top all in one piece. First, the cuff is worked flat in ornamental Garter Stitch, then you pick up stitches along one cuff edge and work upwards. The front of the mitt features a beautiful lace motif resembling the eye on a peacock’s tail.
Mitts are suitable for various wool blends with good stitch definition. Solid and semi-variegated yarns are highly recommended in order to show the unique beauty of the lace motif.

The pattern is available as a single download and also as a part of "On a Peacock's Tail" e-book.

Sizing
One size - to fit average woman’s hand with 17.5-18.5 cm / 7-7.5” circumference around fingers without thumb.
Width (flat): approx 8.5 cm / 3.25”.
Length: approx 14 cm / 5.5” (without cuff);17 cm / 7” (with cuff).

Yarn
1 skein of MALABRIGO Rios: 100% Merino, 210 yards / 100 grams.
Yarn substitutes: COLOUR ADVENTURES Dia Worsted, MADELINETOSH Vintage, MADELINETOSH Pashmina Worsted, MADELINETOSH 80/10/10 Worsted MCN.

Needles
3.5 mm / US #4 double-pointed needles or circular (for magic loop technique),
4.0 mm / US #6 double-pointed needles or circular (for magic loop technique),
or size necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions
3.50 mm (E) crochet hook for provisional CO, stitch markers (marker A, two markers B, two markers C), stitch holder or scrap yarn and tapestry needle for weaving.

Gauge
23 sts and 34 rows in 10 cm / 4” in St st worked in the round using needle 4.0 mm / US #6.
Take time to save time and check your gauge. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.