rockweed by ash alberg


September 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette, worked in the round, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
130 yards (119 m)
to fit 7-8" (18-20cm) palm; height: 8.5" (22cm); circumference: 7" (18cm)
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there are many kinds of seaweed that wash up on the fundy shores, and rockweed is one of the most amazing - slimy, thick bobbles on the ends of twisty fronds. the mirroring cables on the backs of these mitts (or handshoes, as i refer to them) imitate those exact qualities. julie asselin’s nurtured yarn in the compass colourway is the perfect pairing if you want a truly accurate portrayal.

needles: US 6 (4mm) dpns, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 130 yards (118 metres), 56g of worsted weight yarn
sample shown in julie asselin’s nurtured (100% wool – rambouillet, targhee, and merino, 130 yards 118 metres, 56g) x 1 skein

notions: stitch marker, waste yarn

gauge: 21 stitches x 24 rounds = 4” (10cm), over reverse stockinette, worked in the round, blocked