Scotland Yard Mitts by Kira Dulaney

Scotland Yard Mitts

October 2008
Wonderland Dyeworks Isabella Worsted
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Houndstooth Slip Stitch Pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
110 - 150 yards (101 - 137 m)
7"(7.25", 8") hand circumference
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD
buy it now or visit pattern website

The slip-stitch color-work pattern in these mitts has the beneficial side effect of creating a thick, warm fabric. A slipped rib in the main color borders the houndstooth pattern, which is made by knitting two-round stripes of each color, slipping some stitches from the previous row. This is color-work at its simplest, and the mitts are a small enough project to make a stack of them for gifts, playing with different color combinations and keeping your favorites for yourself.

4” = 19 sts and 24 rows in Houndstooth Slip-Stitch Pattern on larger needles
Note: yarn shown usually knits at 16-18 sts to 4” in Stocking Stitch

Hand Circumference: 7” (7.5”, 8.25”)
Length: 8”

60(70, 80) yards aran weight yarn in main color
50(60, 70) yards aran weight yarn in contrast color
US 3 (3.25mm) and 7 (4.5mm) sets of 4 double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge and 4 sizes smaller
stitch marker
10” of waste yarn
yarn needle