Mount Maxwell Mittens by Elizabeth Sullivan
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Mount Maxwell Mittens

Knitting
October 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
190 - 290 yards (174 - 265 m)
Men's Small (Medium, Large, X-Large)
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These sturdy men’s mittens are named for Mount Maxwell, a great eagle-watching spot on Salt Spring Island off the west coast of Canada. The design features corrugated rib cuffs, afterthought thumbs, and a stranded colourwork pattern that provides extra warmth and density.

Sizes
Men’s Small (Medium, Large, X-Large)

Finished Measurements
Circumference: 8½ (9¼, 10, 10¾)“
Length: 9¾ (10¼, 10¾, 11¼)”

Yarn
Worsted weight yarn:
115 (130, 150, 170) yds MC
50 (60, 70, 80) yds colour A
25 (30, 35, 40) yds colour B

Size Small shown in Sweet Paprika Staccato (100% merino wool; 100g/190yds), 1 skein each of Chestnut (MC), Sandy Beach (A) and Natural (B).

Needles
Two size 6 (4mm) circular needles, 16” (40cm) long or longer (the two needles do not need to be the same length)
OR
Size 6 (4mm) set of dpns

Notions
Stitch markers (4-6)
Small amount of waste yarn
Yarn needle

Gauge
21 sts and 22 rnds = 4” in stranded colourwork pattern, after wet blocking.