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Soumak

Knitting
August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26.5 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
549 yards (502 m)
One size

One size: 15 cm / 6” palm circumference x 27 cm / 101⁄2” long

Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed LOFT (4 ply / Fingering weight; 100% wool; 251 m / 275 yds per 50 g skein)
Yarn A: Pumpernickel; 1 skein
Yarn B: Cinnabar; 1 skein

Gauge: 26.5 sts & 28 rows = 10 cm / 4” over colourwork pattern on 3.25 mm needle after blocking

Needles: 2.75 mm / US 2 AND 3.25 mm / US 3 needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: 1 stitch marker, scrap yarn

Notes: Soumak is worked top down starting with the Long-Tail Tubular Cast On method, and 1x1 rib is worked for the worked for the cuff before the colourwork pattern begins.
For the top of the mitt, additional stitches are cast on after the thumbhole opening and worked in the colourwork pattern, before finishing with a rib top and tubular cast off. The live stitches for the thumb are then picked up and worked in 1x1 Rib and finished the
same way as the top.
When washing and blocking, the mitts are slightly felted by hand to create a smoother appearance.
You can make these mitts smaller or larger by decreasing or increasing the size of the needle used.