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Surf's Up Fingerless Mitts

Knitting
March 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches in stranded stockinette in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
190 - 220 yards (174 - 201 m)
Fits up to 8in / 20.5cm palm circumference Actual palm circumference above thumb: 7.75in / 19.5cm Total Length: 6.25in / 16.5cm
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These fun fingerless mitts capture the surf vibe of sunny Southern California: waves along the top and bottom borders, surfboards for the body of the mitts, and palm trees on the thumb gussets.

For the Yarnover Truck LYS in Los Angeles, California -- the blue is an exclusive colorway for the Yarnover Truck by Mira of Baah! Yarns.

I don’t surf but I do sometimes bodyboard. That’s my first bodyboard in the pics. I’m not too adventurous; I prefer waves that are chest high or lower. But I have been known to catch a wave too late, hang on for dear life for the inevitable three foot drop, and triumphantly ride it to shore. -Steph

One Size
Finished Measurements
Fits up to 8in / 20.5cm palm circumference
Actual palm circumference above thumb: 73/4in / 19.5cm
Total Length: 61/4in / 16.5cm

Yarn
MC: Baah! Yarns La Jolla, 100% Merino, 400yd/ 100gm, 1 ball, Pink Flamingo
CC: Baah! Yarns La Jolla, 100% Merino, 400yd/ 100gm, 1 ball, Yarn Truck
My mitts weigh 1.7oz/48g for the pair. You should be able to get two pairs out of the 2 skeins of yarn.

Needles
US 2/ 2.75mm needles, or size to obtain gauge.
US 11/2/ 2.5mm needles

Gauge
30 sts & 50 rounds = 4in/ 10cm in stranded Stockinette stitch on US2 needles
30 sts & 50 rounds = 4in/ 10cm in Garter st on US1.5 needles
See pattern notes regarding gauge.

Notions
(3) stitch markers, one unique for beginning of round; yarn needle; waste yarn

Skills Required
Stranded knitting, knitting in the round, reading charts