Silt & Stone Mittens
The Silt & Stone Mittens are available in Silt & Stone, a pattern bundle which includes both the Hat and Mittens.
The world is made of silt and stone, the granular material or solid minerals suspended in water or settled on the earth. As sediment forms a shape, so do the Silt & Stone Mittens grow from a mixture of stitches that settle together. The long garter and cable cuff is knit sideways and grafted, then stitches are picked up for the hand and worked in the round with a thumb gusset. The extended cuff both hugs the forearm and slouches warmly at the wrist, while the comfy mitten keeps all fingers warm.
Techniques & Skills Used: provisional CO, backwards loop CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, picking up stitches, cables, grafting.
Size: S (M, L); 6.75 (8, 9.25)” palm circumference and 6.25 (7.25, 8.5)” length from wrist to tip, unstretched. The 6” long cuff is very stretchy; the garter stitch will stay snug while the cable expands around the wrist.
Yarn: Knit Picks Biggo (50% merino, 50% nylon; 110 yards); 2 skeins, shown in Dove Heather.
Other Materials: US 10 (6mm) 32”circular needle if using Magic Loop, or dpns, or size to match gauge; Stitch markers 2; Stitch holder; Cable needle; Yarn needle.
Gauge: 12 st and 18 rows/4” in stockinette stitch; 12 st cable is 3” wide, after blocking.