Saffron Hill Mitts by Stephanie Davis
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Saffron Hill Mitts

January 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
XS, S, M, L
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Pattern will be made available to public on May 1, 2013.

This is a fingerless mitt pattern that was designed for A Yarn and A Tale: Quarter 1, 2013. The book chosen was Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.

This mitt is designed to be unisex and uses slipped stitches to showcase highly varigated yarns. Easily modified to get the fit you want, notes are included in the pattern to help with how to make these modifications.

Pattern includes directions for sizes XS(6”), S(7”), M(8”), L(9”). Measurement is hand circumference around first knuckles, not including thumb.

Saffron Hill Mitts came to be named after the area in which Fagin and his gang reside in the tale. Saffron Hill was a slum in London where it was said that those who were destitute or pursuing the industry of thieving inhabited. Today it is a street that is only a few blocks from where the Charles Dickens Museum, a house in which he lived for approximately two years. It is the only house he had lived in which has survived to the present. While there, he finished three books, including the whole of Oliver Twist, and began work on a fourth. Thus, it seemed fitting that the mitts were named after the area in which Dickens not only set some of the scenery for Twist, but also where he worked on the novel.