Toasty Cosy by Jeanette Sloan

Toasty Cosy

January 2020
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
24.5 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in calliper cable stripe
US 6 - 4.0 mm
656 - 875 yards (600 - 800 m)
To fit average adult hand, with 18-20.5cm / 7-8in circumference
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Toasty Cosy

This design uses two contrasting shades of Milarrochy Tweed held double with the front worked in alternating calliper cables and the palm worked in a dense slipped stitch stripe. Named after my best friend Margo’s term for being perfectly warm, whether you choose to knit the mitts or mittens, Toasty Cosy is exactly how your hands will feel.

Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% Wool; 30% Mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball), yarn held double throughout

A Cowslip: 3 x 25g balls
B Hirst: 3 x 25g balls

A Cranachan: 4 x 25g balls
B Buckthorn: 4 x 25g balls

Needles and notions
Gauge-size needle of your preferred type for working small circumferences
Tapestry needle

24.5 sts and 37 rounds to 10 cm / 4in over calliper cable stripe. Use 4 mm / U.S. 6 needle as a starting point for swatching.

To fit average adult hand, with 18-20.5cm / 7-8in circumference

Pattern notes
These striking mitts (or mittens) are knitted in the round from the bottom up using two contrasting and complimentary slipped-stitch patterns. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with both 8-round stitch patterns before commencing. Note that yarn is held double throughout and all stitches are slipped purlwise with the yarn at the back of the work.

Special Techniques
2-stitch i-cord bind off
Calliper cable stripe
Slipped stitch stripe

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