Rainy Season by Kino Knits
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Rainy Season

Knitting
September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
140 - 305 yards (128 - 279 m)
4-6 years, 6-8 years, Adult XS, Adult S, Adult M, Adult L, Adult XL (see notes below for detailed sizing)
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Included as part of Point/Counterpoint Volume 1. Two designers + two yarns = inspiration through collaboration. Each designer independently created an accessory, then sent only a photo of the finished object to the other. In response, the designers used the same yarn to create a new accessory inspired by the first, thus making a set. The only limit is their creativity!

After Sarah of Imagined Landscapes designed Snowfall on the Mountains in her native Canada, I looked around Kenya, where I was living at the time, for my own inspiration. Since Kenya is on the Equator, it does not have the traditional four seasons. Instead, I was in the middle of one of two yearly rainy seasons, when torrential rains at night return Kenya to lush greenness. These mitts, knit from the fingers down in a long gradient in fingering weight, feature blue raindrops falling down on verdant green cuffs – at least in the colorway I chose! Make your cuffs as short as you want or knit till you run out of yarn.

Sizes
Size - To Fit Hand Circumference - Hand Length (from index finger’s 1st knuckle to where thumb joins hand)

  • 4-6 years - 6” (15 cm) - 1.5” (3.75 cm)
  • 6-8 years - 6.5” (16.5 cm) - 1.75” (4.5 cm)
  • Adult XS - 7” (18 cm) - 2” (5 cm)
  • Adult S - 7.5” (19 cm) -2.25” (5.75 cm)
  • Adult M - 8” (20.5 cm) - 2.5” (6.25 cm)
  • Adult L - 8.5” (21.5 cm) - 2.75” (7 cm)
  • Adult XL - 9” (23 cm) - 3” (7.5 cm)

Approximate Yardage: (with a 15% buffer)

  • 4-6 years (140 yards/128 m)
  • 6-8 years (170 yards/153 m)
  • Adult XS (195 yards/178 m)
  • Adult S (220 yards/203 m)
  • Adult M (250 yards/229 m)
  • Adult L (275 yards/254 m)
  • Adult XL (305 yards/279 m) Note: This is the yarn needed to knit a 5”/12.5 cm cuff, as shown in the sample. You may require more or less yarn depending on how long you make the cuff.

Skills Used

  • knitting in the round, including on a small (fiddly) circumference

  • YO, slipped stitches

  • decreases