River Walk Mitts

August 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
110 - 160 yards (101 - 146 m)
Length: 8”, Circumference: 7” unstretched, easily stretches up to 2“ more in circumference.
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This pattern is available from midwesternknits.com for $4.00.

ALLYSON: So Carina! When we decided to do a joint pattern for the book I thought of the river or water prompt and you just went to town and knit an entire mitt in like a night!

CARINA: I did! I loved the theme. The Midwest is often called “The Third Coast” and I’ve even heard “No Coast” lately. I had been thinking about how rivers and lakes are our coasts, so your idea was easy for me to run with.

ALLYSON: I’m so glad! And I love how you worked in all the beautiful bridges both of our cities are known for—Kansas City and Chicago have these huge architectural bridges, and that motif works really well in the mitt part of the pattern.

CARINA: Thanks. It was another thing I’d recently been drawn to—the anatomy of bridges. I had been nerding it up on podcasts and websites about bridges, so the timing was perfect.


Yarn: Nerd Girl Yarns Clever, 100% merino wool superwash, 218 yds/100g: Met Him By The River 110 yds for mitts without tops, 50 additional yards for mitts with tops.

Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm): dpns. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: 2 markers (m), tapestry needle

Notes: One size fits most adult female hands. If you have very small hands or like a tighter fitting mitt, use needles one size smaller than gauge.