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Pomona Mitts

Knitting
July 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
120 - 140 yards (110 - 128 m)
6.5 (7.5, 8.75)" palm circumference

This design originally appeared as the Pomona Mitts in The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits, Special Issue 2013 from Interweave, available only in the US. In August 2014 it was republished as the Rich Earth Mitts in the book Knitting Wizardry by Interweave.

Professor Pomona Sprout’s fingerless mitts reflect her personality; earthy, robust, and ready for hard work. Cast on provisionally at the outer edge of the hand, they are worked flat using short rows, then grafted for a seamless finish. The cuff is shaped into a point with increases and decreases, and made to flare with a short row wedge. The finger opening is embellished with a spikey picot edge worked by casting on and binding off stitches.

Finished Size: 6.5 (7.5, 8.75)” palm circumference and 7.5 (8.5, 9.5)” length from cuff point to tip.

Other Materials: 2 markers, color A and color B; scrap yarn; stitch holders; yarn needle.

The photos here also show the mitts with ribbon lacing through the yarnovers in the cuff shaping wedge, as originally conceived.