Balsam Mitts by Rachel Brockman

Balsam Mitts

July 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
35 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Slipped Rib Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
230 yards (210 m)
Adult Small (Medium, Large)
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These sleek mitts are designed with equal parts function and aesthetics in mind. The slipped ribbing pattern is very stretchy, giving a flattering and fitted look. The central slipped stitch of each rib column adds a subtle, pleasing detail, while also making for a resilient fabric. The thumb gusset is elegant in its restraint, growing into a reverse stockinette insert that highlights the surrounding rib columns. The highlight of this project is the central Twisted Panel which is so delicate looking, and fun to work, too!

These mitts are knit in the round from the bottom-up. In this pattern, all slipped stitches are worked purlwise with yarn held back.

Adult Small (Medium, Large)
Model wears size Small.

Circumference: 5½ (6¾, 8)”, unstretched
Note: Stitch pattern is very stretchy.
Length: 8 (8½, 9)”

Universal Yarn Bella Cash (60% fine merino superwash, 30% nylon, 10% cashmere; 50g/230 yds)
114 Storm – 1 ball (all sizes)
Needles: US Size 2 (2.75 mm) set of dpns or 32” circ ndl suitable for magic loop, or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle, two cable needles, stitch holder or waste yarn, stitch markers

35 sts x 44 rnds = 4” in Slipped Rib Stitch
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