North Country Mitts by Andrea Mowry

North Country Mitts

December 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
70 - 75 yards (64 - 69 m)
One Size - 7in/18cm Unstretched Hand Circumference
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These mitts came to be out of necessity. As the months get colder, so does my studio, and the first to feel the chill are my hands. I needed mitts that were fast to knit, easy to wear, and that wouldn’t interfere with knitting and writing. Utilizing only one set of needles, less than 70 yards of worsted weight yarn and an easy to follow stitch pattern with just the right amount of texture - these will fly off of your needles!

Yarn: 40g/70yds Worsted Weight

Suggested yarn: 1 skein Mountain Meadow Laramie 2-ply Worsted in Prairie (140yds/3.5oz/100g)

Suggested Needles: US 7/4.5mm - 32in Circular for Magic Loop or DPNs

Gauge (worked over stockinette): 17 sts & 28 row = 4in/10cm

Notions: Stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Finished Measurements: Hand Circumference: 7in/18cm; Mitt Length: 6in/15cm

Techniques to indulge in: Knitting in the round, shaping a thumb gusset, ribbing, texture, increasing