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Amber Wheat Mitts

Description

A simple lace detail adds interest to this mitts pattern for the lovely Kettle Yarn Co. Northiam DK yarn. This yarn gives the lace wonderful definition and creates a gorgeously soft and wearable pair of mitts.

Start date 2019-01-16
Due date 2019-02-07
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Postable
Pattern source (brand and/or designer) sarah shepherd
Spots available 5
Gauge 21sts x 28.5 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4" (in the round, in stocking stitch on Size B needles, after blocking)23.5sts x 26.5 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4" (in the round, in lace pattern on Size B needles, after blocking)23.5sts x 33.5 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4" (in the round, in 1x1 rib stitch on Size A needles, unstretched after blocking)
Charted or written pattern Both
Sizes required Child (Adult 1, Adult 2, Adult 3, Adult 4)
Skills required

Knitting in the round    

Increasing and decreasing         

Basic lace stitches: yo, ssk & k2tog         

Working a thumb using waste yarn        

Reading charts  

Optional techniques      

            Tubular Cast-On

            Tubular Bind-Off

Finished measurements

Hand circumference at knuckles: 15 (17, 19.5, 22.5, 24.5) cm / 6 (6.75, 7.75, 8.75, 9.75)" 

Hand circumference at base of thumb: 17 (19, 22, 24.5, 27) cm / 6.75 (7.5, 8.75, 9.75, 10.75)"

Length including rib: 13 (18.5, 21.5, 21.5, 21.5) cm / 5 (7.25, 8.5, 8.5, 8.5)"

Length cuff rib: 4 (4, 6, 6, 6) cm / 1.5 (1.5, 2.25, 2.25, 2.25)"        

Length knuckle rib: 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) cm / 0.75 (0.75, 1.25, 1.25, 1.25)"

Length thumb rib: 1.5 (2, 3, 3, 3) cm / 0.5 (0.75, 1.25, 1.25, 1.25)"

Construction type In the round from the bottom up
Required or recommended yarn Kettle Yarn Co. Northiam DK (100% Bluefaced Leicester wool; approx. 117 metres / 128 yards per 50 g) 1 skein
Tools required

Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins) Contrasting waste yarn Stitch markers (including one in a unique style or colour for BOR) Tape measure Tapestry needle

Requirements from the tester

Post a finished mitt (1 is sufficient, 2 obviously preferred!) in ravelry with photos taken in natural light.

Rewards from the designer

A free copy of the final pattern and a voucher to download another of my patterns for free.

Milestones

The designer has created the following milestones, in order to keep track of progress during the test knit. By marking off each milestone as you complete it, you can easily keep the designer up to date with your progress.

2019-01-28: Thumb waste yarn
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