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Van Tassel Mittens

Knitting
April 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
870 yards (796 m)
Women's small: 7"/18cm hand circumference. (A gauge of 8 sts/in would yield a 8"/20.5cm circumference.)
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I designed these mittens for fun. I liked the idea of random snowflakes drifting through a dark and desolate wood, such as you find in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving. Imagine barren trees and dry leaves underfoot and the first snowflakes of winter beginning to drift down.

Materials:

MC The March Hare wool silk blend 70% merino wool and 30% silk; 435yd/398m per 100g skein, 18 WPI, 1 skein color Victoria’s Ballgown – any true fingering weight yarn can be substituted.

CC The March Hare wool silk blend, 1 skein color Sterling

Set of five US 1 2.25mm double-pointed needles

Waste yarn