Mallory Mitts by Katy H. Carroll

Mallory Mitts

February 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st in the round, washed and blocked
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
140 - 150 yards (128 - 137 m)
Small/Medium and Medium/Large
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A DK-weight addition to The Virescent Collection, the Mallory Mitts are a Stitches West 2016 show release for Western Sky Knits, as well as a bonus pattern for purchasers of the full collection! Knit in luxurious Magnolia DK, the mitts are available in two sizes. A large, leafy cable motif runs down the back of the hand, and cabled ribbing on the palm provides extra visual interest and stretch. Most of the cables can be easily worked without a cable needle, and the mitts can be combined with any of the other pieces in the collection to create a matching set.

This pattern contains both fully charted and written instructions.

Recommended Yarn:
Western Sky Knits Magnolia DK, one skein — 80% superwash merino wool / 10% cashmere / 10% nylon — 250 yds (229 m) to 113 g. Shown in colorway Overgrown, size S/M.

Yardage Requirements by Size:
Size S/M: approx. 140 yds (128 m)
Size M/L: approx. 150 yds (137 m)

Size S/M: to fit hands 7-7.5” (18-19 cm) around
Size M/L: to fit hands 7.5-8” (19-20.5 cm) around
All sizes are 8” (20.5 cm) in total length.

24 sts and 34 rows to 4” (10 cm) in stockinette st, knit in the round, washed and blocked.

US 3 (3.25 mm) and US 4 (3.5 mm) needles, for preferred method of working in the round — I used DPNs.

PLEASE NOTE: I knit very tightly. I used US 4 (3.5 mm) and US 5 (3.75 mm) needles for my mitts, but knitters who are typically “on gauge” will likely need to use a US 3 (3.25 mm) and US 4 (3.5 mm). Very loose knitters may need to go down even further. Changes in gauge will affect finished size and amount of yarn used—to meet these dimensions, be sure to use the needle size that gives gauge.

Other Materials:
One (optional) stitch marker to indicate beg. of round, two stitch markers to delineate thumb gusset (thin markers recommended), cable needle in appropriate size, tapestry needle.

Skills Needed:
Knitting in the round, creating thumb gussets, cabling, ribbing

Many thanks to Western Sky Knits for their support!