Urba & Flora by Jennifer A. Fleck

Urba & Flora

Knitting
November 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
38 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Skyline Stitch (ktbl, p2)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 210 yards (183 - 192 m)
Urba & Flora is made to fit a range of different palm circumferences between 7.00”/ 18cm to 8.50”/ 22 cm with between 1.5”- 3.0”/ 4.0 - 7.5 cm negative ease for a snug fit. The sample shown is modeled on a 7.75” palm.
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Urba & Flora is a cabled fingerless mitt design inspired by the contrast of gently swaying trees among skyscrapers in the city. I’ve watched these same two elements weave together and change through the seasons from my windows. Urba & Flora mimics this textural contrast through the use of a climbing cable reminiscent of a botanical vine curving across raised ribbing.

Construction
Urba and Flora uses mirrored cables worked in the round from the cuff up. An Italian Cast On and a Kitchener bind off in-the-round is used to achieve an unbroken flow from cuff to tip. There are some simple, though unusual, cables used along with knitting through the back loops, purls, a handful of make 1 stitches, and slipped stitches.

Techniques
• Italian Cast On
• Directional increases (m1R, m1L, m1pR, m1pL)
• Slipped stitches, knit through the back loops
• Cable Stitches
• Two needle Kitchener Bind Off in-the-round

YARN
Approximately 210 yards (192 meters) fingering weight yarn, preferably high twist without much halo to showcase cable and ribbed stitches; solid, tonal yarns work best
SAMPLE MADE IN
Sea Change Fibers, Littoral Fingering, Falklands Merino in Forest Nymph
NEEDLES
U.S. size 3/ 3.25 mm and U.S. size 4/ 3.50 mm (or sizes needed to obtain gauge) 12”/ 30 cm circular needles, Magic Loop, or double point sets
SUPPLIES & NOTIONS
Cable needle, stitch markers, tapestry needle
SIZING
Urba & Flora is made to fit a range of different palm circumferences between 7.00”/ 18cm to 8.50”/ 22 cm with between 1.5”- 3.0”/ 4.0 - 7.5 cm negative ease for a snug fit. The sample shown is modeled on a 7.75” palm.

Suggestions for YouTube tutorials are provided for select knitting techniques.
This pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knitted.
Low Vision pattern to be published Winter 2022.