Torrens Mitts by Jessica Gore
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Torrens Mitts

Knitting
August 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in cuff chart for Small Size only; see description below for Medium and Large Size gauges
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
131 - 328 yards (120 - 300 m)
Child/Adult Small [Adult Medium,Adult Large]
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Just a short walk away from our home is the Torrens, the iconic river of Adelaide. We love to wander along it, watching birds splash in the water, and the beautiful trees come into bloom. These mitts were inspired by such images. Leaf or ripple-like twisted stitch motifs transform into dotty pebble patterning, which looks gorgeous in a tweed yarn like Arranmore Light! The pattern is written to result in a wrist length pair of mitts in each size, but suggestions are also provided on how to extend the cuff, hand and thumb length if desired.

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SIZE
Child/Adult Small: 16.5cm (6 ½“) circumference, fits hand circumference 16.5–19.5cm (6 ½–7 ¾”); 16.5cm (6 ½“) long
Adult Medium: 18cm (7”) circumference, fits hand circumference 18–21cm (7–8 ¼”); 19cm (7 ½”) long
Adult Large: 19cm (7 ½“) circumference, fits hand circumference 19–22cm (7 ½–8 ¾”); 21.5cm (8 ½“) long

YARN
The Fibre Co. Arranmore Light (80% merino wool, 10% silk, 10% cashmere; 300m 328yds/100g), 1 skein Odhran colourway, or 100g light DK weight yarn
Sample used approximately 40g (120m {131yds}) for Adult Medium mitts. Please note that the yardage requirements will vary depending on the mitt circumference, changes to the length of the cuff, hand or thumb, and any differences in gauge.

Small amount of waste yarn

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Please note that the sizing of your mitts is determined by your choice of needle and resultant gauge
3mm (US 2.5/3), 3.75mm (US 5) or 4.5mm (US 7), at least 80cm (32”) length circular needle, double-pointed needles or short circular needle to obtain gauge for desired finished measurements
Cable needle
1 stitch marker, and 1 optional extra stitch marker/progress keeper
Scissors
Tapestry needle
Tape measure

GAUGE
Child/Adult Small: 29 stitches x 36 rounds = 10cm (4”) (suggested needle size: 3mm {US 2.5/3})
Adult Medium: 27 stitches x 32 rounds = 10cm (4”) (suggested needle size: 3.75mm {US 5})
Adult Large: 25 stitches x 28 rounds = 10cm (4”) (suggested needle size: 4.5mm {US 7})

In Cuff Chart, knit in the round and relaxed after blocking.

VIDEO TUTORIAL LINKS INCLUDED IN THIS PATTERN
-How to horizontally wrap multiple stitches in your knitting
-Alternate Cable Cast On Method
-Backwards Loop Cast On Method
-Bind Off
-Invisible Ribbed Bind Off Method

This pattern has been professionally tech edited, and test knit. Instructions are provided in both written and charted format where relevant.