Wild Cherry Bark Mitts by Diana Troldahl

Wild Cherry Bark Mitts

October 2009
DK (11 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in Pattern Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
250 yards (229 m)
One Size Fits Most
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Wild Cherry Bark is an old remedy for winter ailments.
These slightly slouchy mitts help keep the winter chill at bay as well.
The stretchy stitch pattern has a texture showcased in solid yarns, and stunning with slow color changes.
Complete step-by-step instructions make the winged cable stitch a snap.
Needles and Notions:
-US #3 and #5 (3.25 mm and 3.75 mm) dpns. May also be made with magic loop or two circular needle technique.

Abbreviations and Techniques:
k - knit
p - purl
st- stitch
sl 1 wyib- slip one stitch purlwise with working yarn in back
dpn- double-pointed needles
make 1 left-leaning increase (optional, see appendix for instructions)
make 1 right-leaning increase (optional, see appendix for instructions)

Size: 8 inches around and 8 inches long, unstretched. Because of the ribbed stitch pattern, these slightly slouchy mitts will fit just about anyone, they will even fit over most gloves.
If you are making them for very wide hands or thick gloves, you may wish to go up one needle size. (#4’s and #6’s respectively).

Gauge: 7 stitches and 10 rows per inch in winged cable stitch pattern on #5 (3.75 mm) dpns. Exact gauge is not crucial as the stitch has some stretch.

Yarn: 2 skeins (125 meters each) Noro Silk Garden Lite #2048 or comparable dk-weight yarn (11 wpi). If you wish to be certain your color changes on each hand match, a 3rd skein would be a good idea.