Tchaikovsky Mitts by Helen Stewart

Tchaikovsky Mitts

November 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
87 - 142 yards (80 - 130 m)
Child (Adult)
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Tchaikovsky’s music is unapologetically emotional and emotionally irresistible The Nutcracker score contains moments of soaring joy, exquisite tenderness, rippling humour and even a hint of menace. Tchaikovsky himself was tremendously introverted and famously shy, but his music never holds anything back. Critics didn’t always appreciate this fearless creativity: the first reviews of The Nutcracker were famously bad. But the audiences loved him and his wholehearted music, and we still do. From the first notes of the overture to the last triumphant flourish, we are transfixed.

Named in honour of this great composer, the Tchaikovsky Mitts feature a sweet and simple texture which will allow your most exuberant skeins to shine. They are designed to pair perfectly with the Tchaikovsky Hat. Dk weight yarn means they’re a quick and enjoyable knit, even when you think you’re behind on the holiday knitting. The cosy mitts come in two sizes, child and adult, and are easily adjustable to the perfect width and length.

Circus Tonic Handmade Pageant DK Twist 100% Superwash Merino, 200m/219yds per 114g skein
Colour: Tchaikovsky

La Bien Aimée Merino DK 100% Superwash Merino, 230m/252yds
per 115g skein

Colour: La Belle Epoque

Meadow Yarn Fell 100% Superwash Merino, 230m/252yds per 115g skein
Colours: Pie Filling

Actual DK weight yarn used
Child: 40g or 80m/88yds
Adult: 65g or 130m/143yds

3.5mm (US 4), 80cm (32”) long circular needles for magic loop
method or DPNs
4.5mm (US 7) 80cm (32”) long circular needles for magic loop
method or DPNs (or size to obtain gauge)

Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

20 sts/32 rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch after blocking