Teton Traverse by Sloane Rosenthal

Teton Traverse

September 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in charted stitch pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
200 - 210 yards (183 - 192 m)
Adult S/M, M/L, L/XL (fits hands approximately 7 (7.75, 8.5)” / 19 (22, 25) cm in circumference).
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The Teton Traverse mitts are one of nine patterns in Independent Fabrication: Volume 2, a collection of accessory patterns in small-batch yarn. The print + eBook bundle is currently available for pre-order from Tightly Knit and Sandreed Press; the individual patterns and eBook-only options are available on Ravelry.

These mitts are warm, wooly, and the handwear equivalent of a big warm hug. The bold, simple welt pattern—yet another riff on a Gansey-inspired texture—is simple to work, and easy to “read” as you knit. The construction is also straightforward and traditional, making these mitts really a wonderful showcase for this very special new yarn. They’re worked at a moderate gauge for mittens—they certainly aren’t the bulletproof ones your grandmother so lovingly made you. As a result, they’re flexible enough to be practical in fall and spring, even as they’re warm enough for the Jackson winter.

Adult S/M, M/L, L/XL (fits hands approximately 7 (7.75, 8.5)” / 19 (22, 25) cm in circumference).

Stone Wool Cormo (100% Wyoming Cormo, 200 yards / 180 meters per 100 grams / 3.5 oz), 1 skein, or approximately 200 yards / 180 meters of worsted-weight wool yarn.

20 sts and 24 rnds per 4” / 10 cm in charted stitch pattern on largest needle.

One long (32” / 80 cm or longer) circular needle (for magic loop), or 5 double-pointed needles, per knitter preference, in sizes US 3 / 3.25 mm and US 5 / 3.5 mm or size needed to obtain gauge, and two needle sizes smaller.

Stitch markers (optional); cable needle (optional); tapestry needle; waste yarn for optional tubular cast on.

Skills Required
Increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round, small circumference knitting in the round, picking up stitches, optional tubular cast on.

These mitts are knit in the round from cuff to fingers. A thumb gusset is worked in stockinette stitch simultaneously. The gusset is put on waste yarn and the remainder of the mitt is worked, after which stitches are picked up for the thumb.