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Roving Lined Mittens

Knitting
October 2009
Undyed Pencil Roving
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch in Diamond Fair-Isle Pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
Women's Medium (8" x 4.5" palm, 2.25" long cuff)
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Have you ever had to walk the dogs in the middle of winter in Chicago? Well, my family has had to brave many a blizzard, and they can tell you the importance of keeping your fingers warm. Mittens are a lot warmer than gloves, and this pair is lined with a layer of roving to keep the wind out. They are a lot thinner than the bulky thrummed mittens, and are easy and fast to knit because you don’t have to work the lining separately. Use a color changing yarn or hand-dyed roving, and you’ll have a pair that’s almost too pretty to take out in the snow!

This pattern is suitable for a beginning fair isle knitter. Calls for 100 yards of a worsted weight yarn, and an equal amount of pencil roving. I held my pencil roving doubled in order to knit with it, so I needed 200 total yards of the roving.