Urban Aran Mitts by Robbie Laughlin
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Urban Aran Mitts

Knitting
November 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
115 - 160 yards (105 - 146 m)
7¾ (8½, 9¼)” / 19.5 (21.5, 23.5) cm circumference x 8¼” / 21 cm long
Errata available: ribmag.com

Finished Measurements
7¾ (8½, 9¼)” / 19.5 (21.5, 23.5) cm circumference x 8¼” / 21 cm long
Shown in size 9¼” / 23.5 cm worn with ½” / 1.25 cm of positive ease

Yarn
1 (1, 2) skeins of Julie Asselin Nurtured (100% wool; 130 yd / 119 m per 60 g) or 115 (130, 160) yd of worsted weight yarn
Samples shown in Julie Asselin Nurtured in Compass and Irma

Needles
Needles for small circumference knitting (DPNs or long circular for magic loop) in sizes US 7 / 4.5 mm and US 6 / 4 mm
Or use a needle size to obtain gauge after blocking

Notions
Stitch markers (one in a distinct color or style for BOR), cable needle, stitch holder or waste yarn

Gauge
22 sts and 28 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in St st using larger needles after blocking

Abbreviations
C4R: Slip two stitches to a cable needle, hold them behind the work, knit next two stitches from the left hand needle, knit the two stitches from the cable needle
C4L: Slip two stitches to a cable needle, hold them in front of the work, knit next two stitches from the left hand needle, knit the two stitches from the cable needle

Notes
Although mitts are generally worn with negative ease, this design is intended to be worn with zero ease or up to ½” / 1.25 cm of positive ease.

The right and left mitts use different charts to create a mirrored effect.

One of the cast ons used in this pattern is the backward loop method. If you’re unfamiliar with this technique, you can find helpful explanations on sites like Knitty and VeryPink.