Steam Punk Open Work Garter Stitch Mitts by Martha Marques

Steam Punk Open Work Garter Stitch Mitts

September 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
150 - 180 yards (137 - 165 m)
Adult Sizes
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These mitts were knit up from a natural brown corriedale that had been hand dyed and then hand spun on a drop spindle. I managed a pretty fine and even single which plied up at a DK or Fingering weight. If you get a yarn that will garter stitch up somewhere near the gauge of 5/inch you’ll be just fine. This is an easy to knit pattern and good for someone who wants to try their first lace knit project. The open work is one row repeat every 8th row and easily conquered for the first time YOer. The rest is all easy peasy garter stitch. The thumb is worked with short rows and requires peaceful thinking time to accomplish, but is quickly done so you don’t need a whole afternoon, just a quiet half hour or so with no distractions.