Thula Mitts by Erica Heusser

Thula Mitts

September 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stranded pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
290 - 310 yards (265 - 283 m)
Women's size medium
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Thula Mitts feature the Snowy Egret (scientific name Egretta thula) landing in marsh grass. Elegant and vivacious, these members of the heron family are social birds, often noted for their dramatic foraging and territorial displays. The design features a wide figurative panel on the back of each mitt, which wraps around to meet a narrower panel with a repeated motif on the palm side, as well as a feather-inspired border at the bottom. The pattern is recommended for knitters who have experience with stranded colorwork, reading from charts, and knitting in the round. The sample shown above was knit in Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock yarn (80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10% Nylon).

• Approximately 155 yards or 44g of Main Color in fingering/sock weight yarn (Swanky Sock in Siren’s Song colorway)
• Approximately 115 yards or 33g of Contrast Color in fingering/sock weight yarn (Swanky Sock in Fior di Latte colorway)
• Approximately 25 yards or 7g of Accent Color (border) in fingering/sock weight yarn (Swanky Sock in Selkie colorway)
• US size 1 (2.25mm) DPNs or circular needle for Magic Loop method OR size required to get gauge
• Darning needle and waste yarn
• Optional stitch marker

Size and finished measurements: Women’s size medium, approximately 9.5 inches (24cm) long and 8 inches (20cm) in circumference after blocking.

Gauge: 32 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches (10cm) in stranded pattern, knit in the round, and blocked. Knitting to the correct gauge is important to achieve the finished measurements noted above. Adjusting gauge will alter the size of your mitts as well as yarn requirements.

This pattern has been tech edited by Katharine A. Seaman.