Crofthoose Mitts by Ella Gordon
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Crofthoose Mitts

Knitting
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
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Fingerless mitts featuring a couple of peerie crofthooses.

Materials Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (4ply weight / fingering; 100% Real Shetland Wool; 115m; 25g balls)
Yarn A: Shade FC58; 2 x 25g balls
Yarn B: Shade 125; 1 x 25g ball
Yarn C: Shade FC7; 1x 25g ball
Yarn D: Shade 202; 1 x 25g ball

One set 2mm double-pointed needles (DPNs) or needles suitable for your preferred method of small circumference knitting
One set 3.25mm double-pointed needles (DPNs) or needles suitable for your preferred method of small circumference knitting
1 stitch marker
2 lengths of smooth waste yarn for afterthought thumb placement
2 stitch holders or longer lengths of smooth waste yarn

Size One size, to fit small/medium adult hands
Hand circumference above thumb:21cm / 8¼in
Length: 14cm / 5½in

Tension 28 sts and 32 rows to 10cm over chart patterns using 3.25mm needles, after washing and blocking. You may need different sized needles to match tension. Please check your tension carefully and adjust your needle size accordingly.

Special techniques These Mitts use the afterthought thumb technique. If you are unfamiliar with this method, then the set of three tutorials starting here may be of assistance: http://maryjanemucklestone.com/waste-yarn-what-yarn/

Pattern notes The mitts are knitted in the round with an afterthought thumb. After completing the main knitting you carefully remove the waste yarn and pick up the stitches for the fingers and thumb.