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Cowichan Mitts
Fingerless Gloves by Sylvia Olsen
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter

These mittens were knit from a pattern in Sylvia Olsen’s new book on Cowichan knitting called Knitting Stories. It’s a lovely book, filled with her personal essays and seven knitting patterns.

The pattern calls for a fingering weight yarn, but I had some Shelter in my stash that I wanted to use. It was easy to make this pattern work for a worsted weight yarn. Instead of casting on 48 stitches I cast on 42. Then on round 27 I decreased by two stitches so the 8 stitch pattern repeat would work. I am a loose knitter, so even though I was using a worsted weight yarn I went down to a 3.5 mm needle.

I’m really happy with the finished mitts! They are a perfect fit!

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December 4 2014
December 10 2014
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by Brooklyn Tweed
100% Targhee-Columbia
140 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: December 6, 2014
  • Project created: December 12, 2014
  • Updated: December 12, 2014