Scotland Yard Mitts

Scotland Yard Mitts

 

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The slip stitch color-work pattern in these mitts has the beneficial side effect of creating a thick, warm fabric. A slipped rib in the main color borders the houndstooth pattern, which is made by knitting two-round stripes of each color, slipping some stitches from the previous row. This is color-work at its simplest, and the mitts are a small enough project to make a stack of them for gifts, playing with different color combinations and keeping your favorites for yourself.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Hand Circumference: 7″ (7.5″, 8.25″)
Length: 8″

GAUGE 4″ = 19 sts and 24 rows in Houndstooth Slip Stitch Pattern on larger needles
Note: yarn shown usually knits at 16-18 sts to 4″ in Stocking Stitch

MATERIALS
60(70, 80) yards aran weight yarn in main color
50(60, 70) yards aran weight yarn in contrast color
10″ of waste yarn
US 3 (3.25mm) and 7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge and 4 sizes smaller
stitch marker
yarn needle

YARN SHOWN: O-Wool Classic (100% certified organic merino wool; 198 yards/100 grams)