Winding Road Mitts by Carolyn Kern

Winding Road Mitts

July 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches = 4 inches
in Stitch Pattern
US 11 - 8.0 mm
73 yards (67 m)
One Size: 7" circumference
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Important Errata in KNITS IN A DAY

1) In the book, page 74, yarn type is incorrectly referred to as medium weight #4 yarn. Bartlettyarns 3-ply is a bulky weight #5 woolen spun yarn. These mitts were designed for BULKY weight yarn at a gauge of 12sts =4 inches (10cm).

2) In the book, on page 75, there is an error in Rnd 20.
It should read:
Rnd 20: K10, slip next 7 sts to waste yarn for thumb, k10 – 20 sts.

What a long and Winding Road it has been!!!

My Winding Road Mitts and the companion Winding Road Convertible Cowl were designed in the Summer of 2014. They were selected to be published in a book tentatively titled 60-Minute Knits to be published by Stackpole Books in Spring 2016.

The book was put on a hold after the company was sold in December 2015. It was not put back into production until October 2016.

It seems a very long time ago for me in my design career. But finally, in July 2017, the book has been published with the title Knits in a Day.

As editor Candi Derr wrote, “Sometimes when you realize you need a new hat or mittens--It’s going to be freezing tomorrow and I’m going hiking! It’s my best friend’s birthday and I don’t have a gift!--you need it NOW! This is the book you can turn to again and again for just the right pattern, knowing that every project in it can be completed in a matter of minutes or hours.”

BTW: These mitts took me a little over 1 hour each to knit.