Sunflower Mittens by Mary Jane Mucklestone
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Sunflower Mittens

Knitting
December 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
180 yards (165 m)
8.5” / 21.5 cm hand circumference and 9.5” / 24 cm long

For many years my family and I lived in a 200 yr old Maine farmhouse. I loved to plant sunflowers beside the back door, the brilliant yellow petals contrasted beautifully with the deep red clapboards and attracted all sorts of bird visitors. I loved the giant scale of them, making us feel tiny yet magical, like the wee folk! May these mitts remind you of their sunny blossoms even in the deep of winter.

Size
8.5” / 21.5 cm hand circumference and 9.5” / 24 cm long

Yarn
Nash Island Light (100% Maine island Wool; 175 yds / 160 m per 100g skein)
1 skein in Driftwood or 155 yds / 142 m in MC and 1 skein in Finch or
25 yds / 23 m in CC of worsted weight yarn

Needles
US 7/4.5 mm DPNs
US 5/3.75mm DPNs
or size to obtain gauge

Notions
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge
22 sts and 22 rnds to 4” / 10 cm in colorwork pattern on larger needles, after blocking