Dissonance by Sarah Mackay


January 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in small circumference stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
142 yards (130 m)
2 sizes to fit hand circumference: 17–19.5 (19.5–22) cm / 6¾–7¾ (7¾–8¾) in
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Knitted seamlessly in the round, but simultaneously back and forth. Both hands are the same, but they are also complete opposites. These are practical, cosy everyday mitts, elevated by the subtle loveliness of Àrd Thìr.

Kate Davies Designs Àrd Thìr (60% Highland Wool; 40% Alpaca; 65m / 71 yds per 50g skein)
1 skein of each of the following shades:
A Ardnave
B Vatersay

Needles and Notions
Gauge-size circular needle of preferred length
Below gauge-size circular needle of preferred length
Below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences (if different from above)
Spare below gauge-size needle for tubular bind off
Waste yarn for provisional cast on, and holding thumb stitches
Crochet hook for provisional cast on
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker
5 (7) locking stitch markers

18 sts and 24 rounds to 10cm / 4in over stockinette on gauge-size needle. Use 4.5mm / U.S. 7 needle as a starting point for swatching.

Small / Large
To fit hand circumference: 17–19.5 (19.5–22) cm / 6¾–7¾ (7¾–8¾) in
Circumference: 18 (20.5) cm / 7 (8) in
Length: 19 (20.5) cm / 7½ (8) in

Pattern Notes
The mitts are knitted in the round starting with a tubular cast on at the cuff. The stitches are worked on separate circular needles for the colourblock section before being worked together on the same needle for the hand rib and tubular bind off. Colourblock rounds all begin with working the stitches on the rib needle, then an intarsia twist, followed by working the stitches on the stockinette needle.