Hard Rime Mitts by M K Nance

Hard Rime Mitts

Knitting
February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
Hand circumference: 7.25 (7.75, 8.25)” / 18.5(19.5, 21)cm
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Hard Rime is that milky ice that forms on object during a cold snap with freezing fog and wind. Under an electron microscope the top has these little spikey points that are echoed in single pops of contrasting color. The sides of the ice crystal have parallel lines with smaller branches that break of and meet in regular points like the sides of the hat.

The sample used about 30g of each color.

This will be a stand alone pattern sometime after Stitches West.

Sizes:
Hand circumference: 7.25 (7.75, 8.25)” / 18.5(19.5, 21)cm

Gauge and needles:
Ribbing (for all sizes) US 0 (2 mm)
For size 7.25” / 18.5 cm: US 2 (2.75 mm)
32 sts and 40 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch
For size 7.75” / 19.5 cm: US 2.5 (3 mm)
30 sts and 40 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch
For size 8.25” / 21 cm: US 3 (3.25 mm)
28 sts and 36 rows =4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch

Notions:
Stitch markers
Darning needle
Waste yarn or stitch holder (for mitts)

Abbreviations:
k – knit
p – purl
k2tog – knit two together
CO - cast on
m1 - make one stitch (lifted bar increase)
st(s) - stitch(es)
mc - Main Color
cc - Contrast Color