Richland by Jennifer Kelley


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October 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
220 - 250 yards (201 - 229 m)
one size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

under “mitts” section, omit “knit the entire 24 row chart one time through”.
under “mitts & thumb gusset” section, you should be on row 12, not 14 after finishing the thumb increases, and you should begin on row 13 after thumb increases, not 15. The PDF has been updated to reflect these changes on 1/1/2017.

Appalachian Knits
Celebrating the fiber farms, mills and dyers of the Appalachian region.
With a focus on beautiful and practical knits, Jennifer Sadler and Christina Danaee bring you a collection of designs made with yarns produced in the fiber rich region of Appalachia.

The Richland mitts are a pair of colorful, cozy fingerless mitts perfect to keep your hands toasty from Autumn to Spring. Made with sport weight yarn, they are durable, yet beautiful, and their tiled color work pattern was created to pay homage to the historical Cherokee Indian basket patterning from the Appalachian mountain region. The sample was knitted with sport weight yarn from Bovidae Farms located in Mars Hill, NC. Jim and Rose have been caring for sheep on their mountain farm since 1990. The yarn produced from their sheep is dense and supple, filled with natural lanolin oils for soft wool and soft hands.

Bovidae Farms Sportweight
100% Wool
2ply sportweight
113 g/420 yards
1 skein Natural, 1 skein Hollyberry

US 3 double pointed needles (40 inch circular needle if knitting magic loop), or size to obtain correct gauge
2 stitch markers
Scrap yarn or stitch holder for holding thumb stitches
Tapestry needle

24 stitches x 27 rounds = 4 inches, after blocking

This pattern uses charts for color work.