Pumba Mittens by Kino Knits
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Pumba Mittens

Knitting
September 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork pattern in the round (gauge differs for different sizes)
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
260 - 310 yards (238 - 283 m)
1 (2, 3, 4) to fit hand circumferences 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8)"/ 17 (18, 19, 20) cm
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD buy it now

$1 from the sale of every The Safari Mittens Collection will go to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Warthogs are one of those animals that are so ugly, they’re cute! The also display two very charming behaviors: when they run, they stick their tales straight up, as if to say, “Follow ME!” (See it on the thumb!) And when they eat, they kneel on their front legs to get closer to the chow. I couldn’t help but immortalize them in these mittens, named for the Swahili word for warthog.

For tips for working stranded colorwork (particularly on DPNs), visit the Kino Knits YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovQCTmc-PP0&t=25s.

Sizes (to fit hand circumference, length from wrist to finger tip)

  • 1: 6.5”/17 cm, 7”/18 cm
  • 2: 7”/18 cm, 7.5”/19 cm
  • 3: 7.5”/19 cm, 7.5”/19 cm
  • 4: 8”/20 cm, 7.5”/19 cm

Yarn Requirements (includes 15% buffer)

  • 1: 130 yards/119 m each MC and CC
  • 2: 135 yards/123 m each MC and CC
  • 3: 140 yards/128 m each MC and CC
  • 4: 155 yards/141 m each MC and CC

Sample shown in size 3 in The Fiber Seed Sprout Sock, fingering-weight yarn (90% superwash merino, 10% nylon), 510 yds/466 m per 135 g, colorways Birch (MC) and Espresso (CC)

Needles

  • US 1/2.25-mm needles for knitting in the round (sizes 1 and 2);
  • US 2/2.75-mm needles for knitting in the round (sizes 3 and 4); or size needed to obtain gauge

Blocked Gauge for Sizes 1 and 2:
39 stitches and 40 rounds = 4”/10 cm in colorwork in the round.

Blocked Gauge for Sizes 3 and 4:
34 stitches and 40 rounds = 4”/10 cm in colorwork in the round

Tools

  • 3 stitch markers
  • stitch holders or waste yarn for the thumb
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends

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