Balefire Mittens by Mone Dräger

Balefire Mittens

August 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in hand patt.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
335 yards (306 m)
5¼ (6¾, 7¼)" hand circumference and 8¼ (9¼, 10)" long
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Take your bonfire fashion to the next level with the Balefire Mittens, made with a striking, fiery variegated colorway. Worked in the round from the cuff up, these mittens feature a spiraling stitch pattern that is created by shifting the beginning of the round by one stitch on every other round.

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 2

Finished Size 5¼ (6¾, 7¼)“ hand circumference and 8¼ (9¼, 10)” long. Mittens shown measure 6¾“.

Yarn Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo (100% superwash Merino wool; 335 yd 306 m/ 3½ oz 100 g): #089 Flama, 1 skein.

Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle.

Gauge 24 sts and 40 rnds = 4” in hand patt.

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  • These mittens are worked in the round from the cuff up.
  • The spiral pattern is created by shifting the beginning of the round by one stitch every other round. When working the right mitten, remove the old beginning-of-round marker and the old gusset marker when you come to them. Stitch counts between markers ignore the marker that is about to be removed.

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