Gamekeeper by Rachel Coopey

Gamekeeper

Knitting
March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
40 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Unstretched 2x2 rib pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
437 yards (400 m)
1 (2, 3, 4)
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GAMEKEEPER
Elegant fingerless mitts combine rib and cables in a mirrored travelling stitch pattern for a lightweight way to keep out the chills.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4)
To fit hand circumference: 14.5 (16.5, 19, 21.5)cm / 5½ (6½, 7½, 8½)” – to be worn with 0–2.5cm / 0–1” negative ease
Emma wears size 2

YARN
Daughter of a Shepherd Hebridean & Zwartbles 4ply (4ply / fingering weight; 75% Hebridean wool, 25% Zwartbles wool; 400m / 437yds per 100g skein) x 1 skein for each size

TOOLS
• 2.75mm (UK 12 / US 2) knitting needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
• 3 stitch markers
• Scrap yarn for holding stitches
• Tapestry needle

TENSION
40 sts and 44 rounds to 10cm / 4” over unstretched 2x2 rib pattern on 2.75mm needles after blocking.
Take time to check your tension and adjust the needle size accordingly to ensure an accurate finish.

PATTERN NOTES
• Gamekeeper are worked in the round from the bottom upwards with a gusset thumb. The mitts are mirror-images of one another and are worked differently.