Backflip Mitts by Melanie Berg

Backflip Mitts

February 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 2 inches
in textured pattern, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
173 yards (158 m)
8.25“ [21 cm] in length and 7.75“ [20 cm] circumference
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In ice skating, the Backflip is a breath-taking figure that only the most skilled skaters can perform.

Because of its extreme difficulty it is a dangerous move with a high risk of injury - that‘s why the Backflip is not allowed to be shown in competitions.

It is, however, still performed in freestyle skating, and my heart just skips a beat when I see dancers perform like this.

These mitts (and also the matching Backflip hat) are my take on this move; my translation into knitting.

Knit yours in The Periwinkle Sheep‘s Sport Wolle - a lovely Merino that comes in a wide variety of colorways.

Pattern has been tech-edited and test knitted.

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