Silver Fir Mitts by Kerri Blumer
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Silver Fir Mitts

Knitting
January 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette St
US 3 - 3.25 mm
120 - 135 yards (110 - 123 m)
M (L)
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Silver Fir Mitts feature a horizontally knit cuff with a button-up detail. A single cable panel grows up from the cuff like a lone fir tree. DK weight yarn keeps your hands cozy during cooler months & ensures a fairly fast knit. Garter stitch details throughout the mitts pull the design together. Choose a solid or semi-solid yarn to best show off the design. A luxury blend like merino-alpaca will make this project extra special.

Be sure to check out the coordinating Silver Fir Hat and Silver Fir Cowl patterns, too!

This pattern assumes knowledge of cabling, picking up stitches, working in the round, and attaching buttons to correspond with buttonholes. Both charts and written directions are provided for all stitch patterns.

Suggested Yarn: Bare Naked Wools Breakfast Blend DK or other DK weight yarn that knits to gauge

Sizes: M (L) to fit hand circ. up to 9 (10)” / 23 (25.5) cm. Gauge & needle size suggestions are given for achieving smaller hand sizes.

Yarn Requirements:120 (135) yds / 110 (123) m

Gauge: 25 sts and 44 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette St in the round on larger needles

Needles and Notions: US size 3 / 3.25 mm double pointed needles (DPNs) for cuff and hand, US size 2 / 2.75 mm DPNs for top hem, stitch markers, tapestry needle, four ⅝” / 16 mm buttons, coordinating thread