3 part class: September 16th, 30th and October 7th 2017 2-4 pm
Designed to go with the popular Baa-ble Hat, these mittens are knitted at a fairly tight gauge to keep out the wind.
The original design was inspired by the designer’s surroundings in the winter: the sheep and colours of the croft she lives on in Shetland.
The charts are simple and BIG – making it a perfect first color work project.
To fit an average size hand: 18-20.5cm (7-8in)
Circumference above thumb: 20cm (7¾in)
Length (from edge of cuff to top): 27cm (10¾in)
(For a smaller size use skinnier yarn and smaller needles)
- 2 color stranded knitting
- How to read a charted design
- Mitten construction
US 6 (4 mm) 32” or 40” circular needle
US 6 (4 mm) short DP needles
US 7 (4.5 mm) 32” or 40” circular; or size to obtain gauge
stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors, other gadget bag tools
Aran Wt. yarn in 4 colors:
Main Color (A) – less than 100 yards
Black (B) – less than 25 yards
White (sheep) (C) – less than 50 yards
Sky Color (D) – less than 100 yards
(Aran wt. yarn label would read: 18 sts = 4 in)
Purchase and Print a copy of Baa-ble Mittens and Cowl by Donna Smith (from Ravelry) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baa-ble-mittens-and-cowl
GAUGE in colorwork pattern
20 sts. = 4 inches
24 rounds = 4 inches
Work a gauge swatch in the round: using a size 7 needle cast on 25 sts, *slide sts to opposite end of needle allowing yarn to flow loosely across back of knitting, Knit across, repeat from * for a total of 2 or 3 in. Don’t cut yarn; Leave swatch on needles. Soak, then let dry flat without stretching.
Supplies must be purchased at BMYS – thank you!