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Wayfinder Mitts

Knitting
February 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
115 - 130 yards (105 - 119 m)
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Each Wayfinder Mitt is cast on at the bottom edge and knit in the round. The top and bottom cuffs are worked in 2x2 rib, which stretches nicely to fit the wearer. The directional cables flow out of the ribbed cuff and are mirrored on the back of each hand. Thumb gussets are created by increases placed at the side of each mitt; after increasing, thumb stitches are placed on waste yarn and later picked up and worked in the round. Instructions are provided as both charted and written.

MATERIALS
DK weight wool yarn - approximately 115 yards/106 meters
Sample shown in Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% superwash merino wool; 225 yards/206 meters/100 g) in the Antique Lace colorway on hands measuring 7.5”/19 cm in circumference.
US 6/4.0 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge) dpns, two circulars, or long circular for magic loop
Cable needle
3 Stitch markers
Tapestry needle for weaving ends
Waste yarn

GAUGE
22 sts by 30 rounds = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch

FINISHED SIZE
8”/20.5 cm long by 7”/17.75 cm in circumference (unstretched) to fit hands measuring 6.5”/16.5 cm to 8”/20.25 cm in circumference.

Special thanks to Eleanor Dixon (Eledixon) for Tech Editing.