Hands Afire Mittens by Jen Potter

Hands Afire Mittens

August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 20 rows = 2 inches
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
383 - 416 yards (350 - 380 m)
One size (16-19 cm/6.5-7.5 inch hand circumference, 18 cm/7.5 inches from top of cuff to longest fingertip)
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Hands Afire Mittens are part of the Flatlands Collection featured at the 2017 Manitoba Fibre Festival.

Because flames keep your hands extra warm!

These mittens were inspired by many hours watching campfires and thinking about how flame and smoke interact and overlap each other.

The mittens shown were made in the “Jayne + Vera = ❤” colourway from Hilori’s Magical Yarnorium (Ravelry, Etsy).

These mittens at stated gauge fit an average-sized woman’s hand snugly.

Skills required include:

  • long-tail cast-on (or stretchy cast-on of your choice)

  • backwards-loops cast-on

  • lifted-bar increases, right- and left-slanting (see Purl Soho’s instructions here)

  • decreases

  • knitting in the round (magic loop recommended)

  • stranded knitting

  • grafting/Kitchener stitch