Swatch Mitts by Kate Larson

Swatch Mitts

Knitting
February 2013
Handspun Shetland
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Chart in stranded knitting.
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
120 - 130 yards (110 - 119 m)
6 3/4 " circumference and 5 1/2 " tall
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Kate Larson loves to sample. She says, “I carry swatches with me so I can see how the colors interact in different types of lighting. I keep swatches in my bag for a week to see what the durability and wear pattern will be … Some ideas work out immediately, and some take longer to emerge. Swatching allows for an evolution of ideas as I build a knitted fabric.“

Designer Kate Larson

Finished Size 6 3/4 “ circumference and 5 1/2 “ tall.

Fiber 1 oz Shetland wool, divided among 5 natural colors.

Yarn 2-ply; 120 yd total; 1,800 ypp; 16 wpi; fingering weight.

Needles Edging—U.S. size 1 (2.25 mm). Body—U.S. size 2 (2.75 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Gauge 36 sts and 36 rnds = 4” in charted patt on larger needles.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.