Purlish by Bonnie Sennott


February 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
180 - 240 yards (165 - 219 m)
S, M/L
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These Bohus-inspired mitts are knit in the round with double-pointed needles using a 240-yard (220 m) mini skein set of hand-dyed fingering weight yarn (six colors). The sample shown in the photos was knit with High Twist Sock in the Sahara Desert colorway from Pigeonroof Studios, www.pigeonroofstudios.com.

To substitute yarn from your stash, you’ll need no more than 10 gr/40 yards/37 m each of six colors ranging in tone from light (Color A) to dark (Color F).

Sizes: S and M/L

Finished (Blocked) Measurements:
Hand circumference: Size S 6.75 inches/17.5 cm unstretched at widest part of palm; Size M/L 7.25 inches/18.5 cm unstretched at widest part of palm
Length: Both sizes 7.25 inches/18.5 cm from cast-on to bind-off

--180–240 yds/165–220 m fingering weight yarn. Sample was knit with a 240-yard (220 m) mini skein set of High Twist Sock 100% merino from Pigeonroof Studios; colorway: Sahara Desert.

--The size M/L sample mitts used approximately these amounts of yarn: Color A: 8 gr/32 yards/30 m; Color B: 6 gr/24 yards/22 m; Color C: 7 gr/28 yards/26 m; Color D: 9 gr/36 yards/33 m; Color E: 9 gr/36 yards/33 m; Color F: 8 gr/32 yards/30 m

--US #2-1/2 (3.00 mm) double-pointed needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
--US #1-1/2 (2.50 mm) double-pointed needles
--Stitch markers, tapestry needle, small amount of waste yarn

28 sts/36 rnds = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch using larger needle, after blocking

The colorwork pattern is presented in chart form. The pattern includes links to helpful tutorials and videos about knitting colorwork.

Read a blog post about this pattern here.