Wolastoq Mittens by Sarah H Arnold
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Wolastoq Mittens

Knitting
November 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
28 stitches = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch in pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
200 - 240 yards (183 - 219 m)
small, medium and large
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Knit in the round, Wolastoq Mittens are warm, stranded colourwork mittens, worked with a ribbed cuff lining, a braided trim and a comfortable thumb gore using worsted weight wool. Wolastoq (pronounced “woolastook”) is a word used by the Maliseet First Nations people which means beautiful river. The eagle, fish and traditional Salish motifs combine to make striking mittens with a nod to Canada’s own knitting tradition.

This pattern has been test knit and professionally tech edited.

Knitters should be familiar with knitting in the round, stranded knitting and reading charts.

Size & Finished measurements:
Small: child’s large/woman’s small 18 cm (7 “) circumference and 23 cm (9 “) long
Medium: woman’s medium, 19 cm (7.5 “) circumference and 26 cm (10 “) long
Large: woman’s large 20 cm (8 “) circumference and 28 cm (11 “) long

Materials:
3 skeins(1 main colour, 2 contrast colours) of worsted weight wool, plus about 20 yards of a light worsted weight or dk weight wool for the ribbed cuff (a worsted or dk alpaca or other warm blend of fibres is appropriate here)
Yardage required:
104 meters (115 yards) main colour
60 meters (65 yards) contrast colour 1
60 meters (65 yards) contrast colour 2
20 meters (21 yards) cuff contrast colour
small quantity of waste yarn
stitch marker and darning needle