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Tailgate Mitts

Knitting
September 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
40 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in stranded stockinette in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 yards (183 m)
One size, fits up to 8in / 20.5cm palm circumference. Actual palm circumference above thumb: 7.5in / 19cm. Total Length: 6.5in / 16.5cm. Cuff length: 1.75in / 4.5cm (note: cuff pulls in between braids)
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These mitts mix a traditional stranded pattern with a Latvian-style lace & braid cuff. Want them unisex? instead of the lace cuff, substitute a ribbed top & bottom cuff.

Stranded Stockinette stitch gauge is the most important gauge for this mitt.

My garter stitch gauge and non-stranded stockinette stitch gauge is much larger (fewer stitches per inch) than my stranded stockinette gauge. If yours doesn’t vary as much, you may not need to change to smaller needles when working the top cuff.

Stitch gauge is more critical than row gauge.

A loose cast on is necessary. More critical, perhaps, than using a larger needle is consciously spacing the cast on stitches about 2mm apart. This ensures the scallops will lay flat.

Yarn
MC Malabrigo Sock yarn, 100% merino, 440 yds / 100g, 1 skein, Impressionist Sky
CC Malabrigo Sock yarn, 100% merino, 440 yds / 100g, 1 skein, Cordovan
Note: You can get 2 pairs of mitts out of this quantity of yarn.

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

Skills
Simple lace, stranded knitting, braids, knitting in the round, reading charts

Thank you to my tech editors, KT Vaughan & Ashley Knowlton.