River Crossing Mitts by Theresa M. Thomas
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River Crossing Mitts

December 2010
Aran (8 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in post rib stitch
3.75 mm (F)
4.0 mm (G)
250 - 350 yards (229 - 320 m)
Men's Small, Medium, Large
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.00.

Interweave SKU: EP3354

Styled after a boxing hand wrap, these mitts are masculine and tough--but the cashmere-blend yarn is pretty soft on the hands, which means he’ll be wearing them a lot. Both gloves are stitched the same, except for reversed crossband placement, so they work up quickly. Your guy can be wearing these by the end of the weekend, and the machine-washable yarn means they’ll wash up well after he’s finished stacking the wood. (Interweave)

Finished Size: Men’s S (M, L) to fit 6-1⁄4 (6-3⁄4, 7-1⁄4)“ cuff circumference; 2-3⁄4 (3, 3)” cuff length; 8 (8-1⁄2, 9)“ hand circumference; 5 (5-1⁄2, 6)” hand length.

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (55% merino, 33% microfibre, 12% cashmere; 98 yd [90 m]/1-3⁄4 oz [50 g]; ): #9 silver gray, 4 balls. Yarn distributed by Knitting Fever.

Yarn Weight: #4 - Medium

Hook: Sizes F/5 (3.75 mm) and G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Removable stitch markers (m); straight pins; yarn needle.

Gauge: 26 sts and 14 rows = 4” in post st rib patt with smaller hook.

Originally Published: Interweave Crochet, Winter 2010