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heart of a nation
Heart of the Mesa Mittens by Grace Schnebly
Needles & yarn
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
304 yards = 0.8 skeins
Elitespun Merino Fingering Weight
none left in stash
0.4 skeins = 152.0 yards (139.0 meters), 46 grams
Elitespun Merino Fingering Weight
228 yards in stash
0.4 skeins = 152.0 yards (139.0 meters), 46 grams

i feel it’s important to note: i knit the body of both mittens magic loop method with size 1 metal circulars (addi’s, to be precise). on the first mitten, i used the same method for the thumb, and it ended up way too tight. for the second mitten, i am knitting the thumb with size 2 bamboo double pointed needles. i knit looser with bamboo dpns than i do with metal circulars. i’ll pull out the thumb on the first mitten and re-knit it in this fashion.

i’m not entirely sure why these are taking so long. i guess because they need more attention than the stuff i usually knit. i can’t knit these while watching tv, for example, which is where i do the bulk of my knitting. the ever changing patterns keep me on my toes.

started in toronto. took me a while to get the thumb on the first one.

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October 2010
July 17 2011
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by Elitespun
100% Merino
379 yards / 115 grams
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  • Project created: January 11, 2011
  • Finished: July 18, 2011
  • Updated: November 15, 2014
  • Progress updates: 5 updates