Rough Diamonds Mitts by Ina Isobe
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Rough Diamonds Mitts

Knitting
September 2010
Sport (12 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
100 yards (91 m)
woman's medium
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

These shorty mitts were designed for the 4! Ounce! Challenge! with beginning spindle spinners in mind. When I first learned to spin, 100 yards seemed like a LOT -- and every inch, however imperfect, seemed wonderful, as full of promise as a rough diamond.

Rough Diamonds make thrifty use of precious handspun yardage and are forgiving of variations in wpi and grist. They are suitable for solid and handpainted colorways and also are handsome in commercial-spun yarns.

The diamond texture gives these mitts a good grip on things like steering wheels.