Soft Washed Herringbone Mitts by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
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Soft Washed Herringbone Mitts

Knitting
August 2017
Lace ?
23 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch, yarn held doubled, before washing and blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
330 yards (302 m)
Women's medium. Approx. 7 x 7½"/18 x 19cm.
This pattern is available for free.

The Churchmice have been passing these mitts all around the air conditioned office to keep their key-boarding and knitting fingers toasty. Dressed up by a handsome herringbone stitch, they’re knit flat, then seamed with a simple thumb slit. Slipped and stockinette stitches ladder diagonally across each palm—each mitt perfectly mirrored by the other!

Our mitts are supremely squishy in Isager Spinni Wool 1. Rooted in the knitting traditions of Denmark, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands, Spinni is a light, lace-weight yarn with a single-ply construction, distinct structure and precise stitch definition. We’ve taken the blocking of these mitts a step further by using a washing machine! The dense, springy fabric softens, blurs, and fuzzes ever so slightly. Of course, the agitation shrinks your wool, so be sure to swatch, swatch, swatch.


FINISHED SIZE
Women’s medium. Approx. 7 x 7½“/18 x 19cm.

YARN
1 skein Isager Spinni Wool 1 (330 yds/302m)

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 (4mm) needle, or size to obtain gauge.
US 4 (3.5mm) needles, or 2 sizes smaller than gauge needle.
Darning needle to finish.

GAUGE
Approx. 23 sts/44 rows = 4”/10cm in pattern ,yarn held doubled, before washing and blocking; 24 sts/48 rows = 4”/10cm after washing and blocking