Scarecrow Mitts by Leeana Gardiner

Scarecrow Mitts

November 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
232 - 258 yards (212 - 236 m)
S, L (long and short)
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"Dorothy leaned her chin upon her hand and gazed thoughtfully at the Scarecrow. Its head was a small sack stuffed with straw, with eyes, nose, and mouth painted on it to represent a face. An old, pointed blue hat, that had belonged to some Munchkin, was perched on his head, and the rest of the figure was a blue suit of clothes, worn and faded, which had also been stuffed with straw. On the feet were some old boots with blue tops, such as every man wore in this country, and the figure was raised above the stalks of corn by means of the pole stuck up its back." - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)

The Scarerow Mitts use an array of textures to mimic the corn fields of Oz. These soft fingerless mitts can be made long or short at the fingers, depending on if you would like the option to fold the cuff down and are sure to keep your hands warm. Worked in the round, these mitts are completely seamless and for something different, the thumb is worked first! That way if you use a gradient sock set, you will start to see the colour change as you reach the finger tips, and you will have plenty left over for a small shawl too!

Small (Large) in both long and short versions

Yarn: Nunnaba Artisan Yarn White Gum Wool 4 ply (fingering weight)
Approximate Yardage: 212 (232) metres or 236 (258) yards

Needle Size
US 2 or 2.75mm and US 3 or 3.00mm circular needles/dpns - or size required to get gauge

29 stitches and 42 rounds in stocking stitch with smaller needles

Skill Level
Intermediate - you will need to know how to work in the round, work cables and increase/decrease

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a much loved story of my childhood and I loved the idea of a knitted collection. Australia is also known as Oz, and being an Aussie myself I love the idea of collaborating with Aussie indie dyers.

Do you love the cute little pumpkin used as a prop in these photos? You can make your own by using this great pattern: Amigurumi Pumpkin #1