Birthstones by Sara Delaney


January 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in 2x2 twisted ribbing
US 3 - 3.25 mm
180 - 200 yards (165 - 183 m)
7” around hand(after blocking), one size fits most
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A pair of simple 2x2 ribbed fingerless mitts with a delicate 2-stitch cable motif on the backs of the hands.

My husband, first daughter and I all have January birthdays and thankfully that month’s birthstone is one of my favorites. The garnet colorway of Shasta just seemed like the perfect combination of color and yarn to whip up a little something for myself this year. Since Shasta has colorways that match almost every birthstone these could make a great birthday gift for anyone!

This pattern contains written instructions for the main portion of the mitt and a chart for the cabled section.

Finished Measurements:
7” around hand(after blocking), one size fits most

My favorite blocking technique for mittens and mitts can be found here.

Yarn: Baah Yarns Shasta in the Garnet colorway
100g/200yds 100% Superwash Merino Wool

Alternate yarn choices:
Valley Yarns Valley Superwash 50g/97yds
Malabrigo Rios 100g/210yds
Dream in Color Classy 110g/250yds

US size 3 (3.25mm) double pointed needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO GET GAUGE

28 sts and 38 rows = 4” in 2x2 twisted ribbing

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