SNOWFLAKES #2 by Lori Adams
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SNOWFLAKES #2

Crochet
February 2014
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
2.75 mm (C)
3.25 mm (D)
3.5 mm (E)
3.75 mm (F)
210 - 330 yards (192 - 302 m)
All sizes from medium child to x-large man
US

THAT’S RIGHT….THESE MITTENS REALLY ARE CROCHETED!!!….And you don’t have to be an expert to be able to make them! Finally, you can crochet beautiful fair isle mittens that look like they’ve been made by a professional knitter.

These roomy, cold-weather mittens are made in the round from the top down using a stitch I call the Single Crochet Fair Isle Stitch using two different colors of yarn for the outside, and an optional third color for the lining. The Single Crochet Fair Isle stitch looks EXACTLY like the Stockinette Knit stitch. It enables the crocheter to place one stitch precisely over the top of the stitch underneath it, making the Fair Isle effect possible.

This chart is one of 10 that are included in the Crochet Fair Isle Mitten Handbook.

The instructions in the handbook can be used for all sizes ranging from a medium child to and X-large man. It includes directions for full-sized, fingerless, texting, and cuffed options with 2 different lining texture designs and can be used for all of the charts in the Crochet Fair Isle Mitten series.

The size of your mittens will be determined by what type of yarn or size of hook you use, and whether or not you choose to line them. Generally, use sock yarn for small,
fingering weight for regular, and sport weight for X-large.
But remember, yarn size varies greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer. Working a gauge is the best way to determine which size you will end up with. For beginners: choose a medium weight yarn that’s easy to handle, choose 2 colors that are not extremely dark or extremely light in color to prevent peak-a-boo stitches, and use a larger hook than recommended to keep stitches loose.

THE SNOWFLAKE PATTERN HAS A MORE INTRICATE DESIGN WHICH MAKES IT SLIGHTLY MORE CHALLENGING THAN SOME OF THE OTHER PATTERNS IN THE SERIES. THE EASIEST PATTERN FOR A BEGINNER IS THE DIAMONDS PATTERN.

Stitches Used:
sl - slipstitch
sc - single crochet
fi - fair isle single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
trc - triple crochet
fpsc- front post single crochet
bpsc- back post single crochet
fpdc - front post double crochet
bpsc - back post double crochet