Cottonmouth Mitts by Lucia Blackwell

Cottonmouth Mitts

October 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
195 - 235 yards (178 - 215 m)
6", 7", 8" (15, 18, 20.5 cm) circumference across palm
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Knitting comes in many textures: lacy, fuzzy, drapey, plush -- but rarely scaly. These fingerless mitts use deceptively simple stitch clusters, cables, and garter ridges to mimic the back and belly scales of the rugged-yet-lithe cottonmouth snake. The Cottonmouth Mitts are knit flat from arm to fingers then seamed up the outer edge; the result is an easy knit with striking results, no snake charming required.

195 215, 235 yds (178 197, 215 m) fingering weight yarn.
Sample uses Black Sheep Dyeworks Sock Weight Superwash Merino in Driftwood.

US size 2 (2.75 mm) straight or circular needles.
US size 2 (2.75 mm) DPNs if not using magic loop.

Other notions
Cable needle
2 stitch markers
Stitch holder or waste yarn
Tapestry needle

Finished measurements
6” 7”, 8”18, 20.5] cm) circumference across palm.
10” (25.4 cm) length end-to-end.

32 stitches and 38 rounds per 4 inches in stockinette stitch.

Knit, purl, cast on/bind off of choice, mattress stitch/seaming, picking up stitches, cables, textured stitches (yo-p2-pyo)

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit. Both fully written and charted instructions are included.