Mackinac Mitts by Kate Atherley

Mackinac Mitts

July 2020
Roberta Rae Fibers MCN Sock
The Yarn and Us 80/20
Graphic Dyeworks Widow Singles
Aquarius Make Fingering
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
180 - 320 yards (165 - 293 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5).
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“Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it.”
-Lily Tomlin

Mackinac Mitts are the perfect project for that skein of sock yarn that’s just too pretty for socks that are hidden by boots all winter. Use a solid or semi-solid colorway to best highlight the handsome twisted stitch pattern that is easy to memorize and creates an excellent fit. Lightweight and leaving your fingers free to knit or write, these mittens are just right for those early days of spring as the first crocuses poke through the melting snow, giving renewed hope for the warmer days to come.

Overflowing with twelve beautiful designs featuring local indie yarn dyers and stunning views of the Michigan landscape, this issue is our largest yet! The knitting patterns include a hat, socks, shawls, and sweaters, and range from fingering weight to worsted and from beginner to advanced. Fall in love with Michigan from the comfort of your home; explore the region with us as you turn the pages, meet the local indie dyers, and pick a new project to cast on.

To pre-order a PRINT copy, check with your favorite LYS or visit our website. The print copy includes the digital version as well.

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5).

Finished circumference: 6 (6.25, 6.75, 7.25, 8)”/ 15 (15.5, 17, 18, 20)cm, stretched (A).

To be worn with 1”/ 2.5cm of negative ease.

Finished length: 7.5 (8, 8, 8.25, 8.75)“/ 19 (20.5, 20.5, 21, 22.5)cm; adjustable as desired (B).

Needles: US 1.5/ 2.5mm, or size to obtain gauge, for small circumference in the round: traditional or flexible DPNs, 1 long circular for magic loop, or shorter circulars.

Gauge: 32 sts and 44 rnds = 4”/ 10cm in Stockinette stitch;
Approximately 36 sts and 44 rnds = 4”/ 10cm in stitch pattern, stretched.

Yarn: fingering weight: 180 (200, 230, 270, 320) yards/ 165 (183, 211, 247, 293) meters.

Notions: 3 stitch markers, cable needle, scrap yarn, tapestry needle.

Samples knit in: Roberta Rae Fibers MCN Sock (80% superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% nylon; 362 yards/ 100g) in Steel Fog; The Yarn and Us 80/20 (80% superwash Merino, 20% nylon; 400 yards/ 100g) in Greenware; Knitterly Things Semi Vesper Sock (100% superwash Merino; 400 yards/ 100g) in Blitz Blue; Graphic Dyeworks Widow Singles (100% superwash Merino; 415 yards/ 100g) in Dioptase; Mint Rain Soft Sock (100% superwash Merino; 490 yards/ 100g) in Grey Skies; Adelaide Fiber Co Victoria Fingering (80% superwash Merino, 20% nylon; 437 yards/100g) in Pebble; Aquarius Make Fingering (75% superwash Merino; 415 yards/ 100g) in Speckled Wish.

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