Super Simple Civil War Men's Mitts by Stitching Bevy

Super Simple Civil War Men's Mitts

September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockingette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
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A perfect men’s size large fingerless glove pattern for knitters of all levels to make while in camp, these mitts work up quickly and easily with no shaping required. Even if you have never put in a thumb gusset before, you’ll be amazed at how simple it is to add this skill to your repertoire. By using a smaller size needle, the wool fabric created is a nice dense texture that is long-wearing. I have a very loose gauge, so the smaller size needles are perfect for me; feel free to move up a size or two if you are a tight knitter. Just about any color will work for Civil War era, especially natural greys, ivory, reds, greens, and blues. Don’t be afraid to incorporate stripes of contrasting colors, which was popular during the Victorian era. Perfect for Victorian impressions, or work up a pair for modern use. Makes an excellent gift for guys of all ages.

Worsted weight wool yarn, 100 grams, @3.5 oz, @200 yards
1 set of 4 wooden double pointed needles, US size 4 (3.5mm)
2 stitch markers (or use scrap yarn)
2 pieces waste yarn for thumb stitches
1 tapestry needle