Spinning Wheel Mitts by Diana Troldahl

Spinning Wheel Mitts

October 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
440 yards (402 m)
small to XL
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This stranded pattern is based on a design seen often in historic knits. It is known as the Spinning Wheel in the Faroe Islands, and a similar pattern is known as the Sun Wheel in parts of Scandinavia . I am sure has it other names elsewhere. By using a solid color with a patterned yarn, especially one with a limited color range the results are elegant and interesting, and best of all easier to execute. I have provided two options for the lower cuff, one suitable for either men or women the other with just a touch of lace.

Hand sizes in the pattern: S (m, l, xl) to fit 6 (7, 8, 9) inches around your hand

250 yards each
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(or any other fingering-weight yarn that helps obtain gauge listed below)

Needles :
Small for ribbing sections #2,( 2.7 5 mm )
Larger for leafy start and stranded sections. #3 (3.25 mm)
or size to obtain gauge of 8 stitches per inch in stranded knitting on larger needles worked in the rnd.

Skills needed: Knit in the round with your preferred method, paired increases, stranded knitting.

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