Arroyo Verde Mitts by Lauren Rad

Arroyo Verde Mitts

Knitting
Sport (12 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
130 - 150 yards (119 - 137 m)
One size
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Tucked up into the hills above Ventura is a little valley with a park in it. The valley floor is covered in a carpet of green grass, and the valley is ringed by trails through the hillsides. It’s a popular place for picnics, birthday parties, and little league games – and if you’re a dog-lover, there’s no better place in town to watch happy pups run at full speed trying to catch their favorite ball or stick.

These mitts are designed to echo the green valley floor and the ring of trails around it. They are perfect for a brisk morning walk and lightweight enough to shove into a pocket once the day warms up. If you live somewhere with mild winters, or your winter is starting its transition to spring, these mitts will keep you just the right amount of cozy. The mitts are constructed with an afterthought thumb for speed and ease while knitting.

SIZES
One Size
Dimensions: 4” (10 cm) wide (measured flat) by 7” (18 cm) long
Will stretch comfortably

MATERIALS
Fingering weight yarn, 150 yds (137 m)

Suggested yarn: Classic Elite Telluride

GAUGE
4” (10 cm) square = 30 stitches by 36 rows in stockinette stitch after blocking

NEEDLES
One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above

Suggested needle size: US 3 (3.25 mm)

TOOLS
Scrap yarn for thumb stitches
One stitch marker
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

SKILL LEVEL
Adventurous beginner to intermediate
Techniques: increases, decreases, twisted stitches, knitting in the round