Imbrex Mitts by Simone Kereit

Imbrex Mitts

Knitting
June 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
135 - 170 yards (123 - 155 m)
2
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Named after the overlapping roof tiles used in ancient Greek and Roman architecture, the Imbrex Mitts are the final touch atop your heavy base layer. These go nicely with silk longies and endless mugs of steaming tea or thrown in your car for that overly cold office building. Put them on for early morning walks with your pampered pup and don’t bother taking them off until you see crocuses.
Worked up quickly with a lovely mosaic stitch (use one color per row) that’s a breeze to master, these mitts are a pleasure to knit and wear.

Materials
Yarn
Outlaw Yarn ‘Bohemia’ (45% Polwarth / 45% Alpaca / 10% Possum fibre, 182 yd/166 m, 50 grams/1.76 ounces) 1 skein each colors A and B.
Sample shown in A: Fog 75 (92) yd / 69 (84) m;
and B: Prose 60 (66) yd / 55 (60) m.

Needles
US size 4 / 3.5 mm DPNs, or size to obtain gauge (or needles for preferred method of working in small circumference) Needles one size larger for cast on only

Gauge
26 sts and 36 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch

Notions
3 stitch markers

Finished Sizes
6 (7)“ / 15 (18) cm palm circumference above thumb, to fit palm up to 7½ (8½)” / 19 (21.5) cm 8” / 20 cm approx. length both sizes

Have fun with the colors, there are so many combinations that I want to try. Oh if I had all the hands in the world!

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