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Wabi mitts

Fringe Association
Knitting
February 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
4.25 stitches and 6.5 rows = 1 inch in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
140 - 150 yards (128 - 137 m)
one size
This pattern is available for free.

These mitts were inspired by, and knit from, Habu’s N-68 linen-wool roving, which is a slubby fingering-weight yarn. I like the rusticity combined with the spareness of this glove, but you could use any fingering-weight yarn for a different look. Without a lot of stretch to them, and at a circumference of 7 inches through the hand, these fit a medium-large woman’s hand, but the gauge is slightly loose. To make them a bit smaller, you could go down a needle size, or eliminate one stitch from the thumb and 2 or 3 more from the hand — just be cognizant of your gauge and what those stitches will amount to.