Ibex Valley Mittens by Cheryl Toy

Ibex Valley Mittens

November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in St st on smaller needles
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
575 - 690 yards (526 - 631 m)
7.5 (9.5)" lining circumference and 10 (11)" long
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The Ibex Valley Mittens honor the prairies of northern Canada with pictorial stranded motifs that show tiny plants under the snow that then “grow” above ground toward the sun. Worked in rustic yarn, these toasty woolen mittens are as practical as they are charming. They’re lined in a rich red that calls to mind cozy flannel, ripe apples, falling maple leaves, and glowing hearth fires.

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Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 7.5 (9.5)“ lining circumference and 10 (11)” long. Mittens shown measure 7.5”.

Yarn Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift (100% Shetland wool; 115 yd/ 7/8 oz): #343 ivory (MC), 2 balls; #999 black (CC1), 1 (2) ball(s); #572 redcurrant (CC2), 2 balls. Yarn distributed by Simply Shetland.

Needles Sizes 1 (2.25 mm) and 1.5 (2.5 mm): set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holder; tapestry needle.

Gauge 32 sts and 41 rnds = 4” in dark wheat patt on larger needles; 34 sts and 48 rnds = 4” in St st on smaller needles.

Note These mittens are worked from the cuff up. The linings are worked separately, then joined to the mittens at the cuff with a Latvian braid.