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Route 66 Driving Mitts

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Route 66 Driving Mitts are perfect for your madcap racing days or your cozy read-a-book days.  You are sexy and oh-so-cool in the car, at the office, or flipping through the latest novella.  Easy construction and interesting crossed stitches make for a fun and quick knit.

These mitts are knit flat. 

Skills Needed:  Knitting, purling, crossed stitches (mini-tutorial on page 4), Cable Cast-On, Mattress Stitch, decreasing, picking up stitches.

Size:  Women’s S/M (L).  Pattern is worked with negative ease for a snug fit.

Actual Hand  Measurement (around widest part):  7–7.5 in (8–8.5 in) [17.8-19.1 cm (20.3-21.6 cm)]

Finished Width: 6 ¾ (7 ¾) in. [17.1 (19.7) cm]

Finished Length: 6 (7) in. [15.2 (17.8) cm]

Yarn:        175 yards [160m] DK or light worsted yarn. 

Buttons:   2 shank buttons, 3/8 – 5/8 in [1 – 1.6 cm]

Needles:   Size US 3 [3.25 mm] straight or circular needles
                 Size US 2 ½ [3 mm] straight or circular needles 

Gauge:      24 st and 37 rows = 4 in. in Stockinette Stitch on larger needles.  Row gauge not as important as stitch gauge.

Notions:   Stitch markers, tapestry needle, tape measure or ruler, coordinating thread and sewing needle.

Test knitted and tech edited.
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