Slipstream Mitts by Louise Zass-Bangham

Slipstream Mitts

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Knitting
June 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch/Stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
200 - 265 yards (183 - 242 m)
S/M to fit 18cm/7” hand, L/XL to fit 20cm/8” hand. Both sizes 20cm/8” long (easily adjustable).
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The mystery knitalong is now finished; all is revealed. Thank you for the fun!

Ideal for variegated or semi-solid yarn, colours slipstream from one clue to the next.

The interesting textures show-off all the colours beautifully. Add some glamour to your project with optional beads.

The pattern includes speedy wrist-warmers and regular mitts with a shaped thumb gusset; it’s flexible. You can adjust the length of wrist or finger covering to your personal favourite, even during the MKAL

Worked in the round, this is an intermediate project.

Clues were available for FREE on my blog while the MKAL ran. Follow my blog to make sure you don’t miss future MKALs.

Sizes
S/M to fit 18cm/7” hand
L/XL to fit 20cm/8” hand
Tips given on adjusting the size for petite or XL fit.

Standard size 20cm/8” long.
Length of cuff and finger covering is adjustable.

Materials
4ply/fingering with 365m/400yds per 100g skein. Allow 180m/200yds for standard sizes shown in red (or approx 240m/265yds for longer cuffs shown in turquoise.)
Choose a semi-solid or variegated yarn with a good twist and a bit of bounce.
2.75mm/US 2 and 3mm/US 2 1/2 needles for working in the round using your preferred method - either sets dpns, magic loop circulars with minimum 80cm/32” cable, or two sets each circulars with 60cm/24” cables.
Stitch markers
Small amount of waste yarn to hold thumb stitches

For optional beads:
Size 6/0 beads. Standard size: 75 beads. If you prefer a long cuff, allow 120 beads.
Crochet hook 1mm/US 12 or slightly smaller, to attach beads.

Suggested yarns
Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply - shown in Tweed Imps (red)
Must Stash Yarns Jump & Jive - shown in Serenity (turquoise)
Madelinetosh Tosh Sock - shown in Mandala (lilac)
Whimzy Twisted MN

Tension
28 sts to 10cm/4” over stocking stitch (stockinette) using 3mm/ US 2 1/2 needles or size required to achieve tension.

Tutorials
All special stitches are described in the pattern. If you would like more detail, there are tutorials on my blog for:
Joining in the round - tips & tricks
1/1 RX - photo tutorial
1/3 RX - photo tutorial
PB adding beads - photo tutorial
W1 tbl - photo tutorial
M1 - in-depth tutorial

Want to share your project or find tips from other knitters? Visit the Pattern thread in our group.

Working on the Fingerless Gloves Fanatics 14-point club 2014? Points available are: slip stitch, variegated yarn and beads. Wild cards you could add are: two at a time, magic loop or two sets of circulars.

Thank you to sample & test knitters: Mel, Liz, Kate, Helen, Serena, Holly, Mary, Susan, Nat.
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