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Recess for Grownups

Knitting
December 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
38 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
one
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As a little girl I adored puppet mittens. I had a pair when I was four that I wanted to wear every day, regardless if the weather required it or not. How fun it was to have little friends on my hands with me throughout the day!

To appease all of our inner four year olds while also allowing our grownup sides to insist on things like warm hands and no frostbite, I designed these mittens. The puppet part lets us play and giggle on a routine day but is cleverly hidden in the sophisticated stranded colorwork. A first glance these mittens only reveal an abstract design. When the face is spotted, I dare anyone to stifle a grin.

Get tips and help in the Recess for Grownups thread!

ETA: I’ve been asked about yardage on this one. I don’t have an exact number for this (sorry!) but I can estimate that it took less than 150yds of each color for two mittens. Once I find my leftover scraps from these mittens I can come up with a better number!