Valais Blacknose Sheep Mittens by Rachel Henry
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Valais Blacknose Sheep Mittens

Knitting
October 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
S (M, L, XL) to fit a hand 6 (7, 8, 9)" in circumference
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Fresco is a smooth and even 3-ply sport weight yarn. The plies are twisted together tightly enough to make a firm, springy yarn, but not so tightly that the yarn loses its lofty, soft hand. The fiber blend – wool (for warmth and strength), alpaca (for loft and sheen), and a bit of angora (to provide a soft halo – makes a yarn that’s warm, soft, and slightly fuzzy.


Skill Level
Intermediate

Sizes
S (M, L, XL) to fit a hand 6 (7, 8, 9)” in circumference.
Shown in Size L
Hand length is adaptable.

Yarn
Fresco by Classic Elite Yarns
(60% Wool, 30% Alpaca, 10% Angora; 50 g = approx 164 yards)
MC-1 ball 5313 Onyx (cuff and outer finger/thumb)
A-1 ball 5377 Charcoal (stripes, inner finger/thumb)
B-1 ball 5303 Cinder (liner)
C-1 ball 5301 Parchment (stripes, sheep)

Needles
Knitting needles in size US 3 (3.25 mm) or size to obtain gauge.

Other Materials
Stitch markers
Waste yarn

Gauge
26 sts and 36 rnds = 4” in Stockinette stitch, blocked. Take time to save time, check your gauge.