Matilija Mitts by Lauren Rad

Matilija Mitts

January 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
150 - 190 yards (137 - 174 m)
One size
low vision format available
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This pattern includes a second PDF version that is formatted for knitters with low vision. It has black text, size 22 or larger text in a sans serif font, no italics, no columns, and fully-written directions. The chart is still included but is not needed to work the pattern. Many thanks to Gemma Thompson (gemmabelle here on Rav) and the Accessible Patterns group for their guidance in formatting patterns in a more accessible way.

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The stitch pattern on these mitts reminded me of a flower, and one of my very favorite flowers is the Matilija Poppy. It is a gigantic plant native to the Ventura County area, and its blooms are big, white flowers with a sunny yellow center. The flowers show up every year in June, just as the summer is starting, and their petals flutter in the breeze.

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Finished mitt circumference 6 (7, 8) in /18 (19, 20.5) cm

Fingering weight yarn, 150 (170, 190) yds / 138 (156, 174) m

4” (10 cm) square = 32 stitches x 40 rows in stockinette

One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above

Suggested needle size: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)

Three stitch markers
Two pieces of waste yarn for holding thumb stitches
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Techniques: increases, decreases, twisted stitches, knitting in the round