Topiary Fingerless Mitts by Knit Equals Joy Designs
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Topiary Fingerless Mitts

Knitting
May 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 37.5 rows = 4 inches
in charted pattern stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
380 - 450 yards (347 - 411 m)
Women's Medium, with short, medium or long cuff
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A garden is a thing of beauty, and this one is a joy forever. Topiary Fingerless Mitts: where the trees are never harmed by winter, drought or neglect; where the leaves are always green and the jonquils are always in bloom. These mitts feature corrugated ribbing, purl ridges for textural contrast, a classic speckled trellis pattern, stockinette stripes, and a sweet topiary design.

Use Sport weight or a heavier Fingering weight yarn.

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Skills Needed: Working with two colors; working in the round; reading colorwork charts; increasing; decreasing; placing stitches on waste yarn; backward loop cast on; picking up stitches; blocking.

Width: 8” [20 cm]; length: 6 ½“ [16.5 cm] (7 ¼” [18.4 cm], 10” [25.4 cm]. Size can be adjusted by using larger or smaller gauge.

Gauge: 7 st./in. using the charted pattern stitch.
Row gauge: 9.25 rnds./in. using charted pattern stitch

Cuff sections work up at a looser gauge than the charted colorwork sections.

This completely rewritten version of the pattern has been tech edited by Cait Livingston. Her attention to detail and her way with words are amazing. Her website can be found here.

A big thank you to my wonderful test knitters knittingknirvana and jenb69!

As always, please contact me if you have any questions about this pattern.