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Rose Thorn Mitts

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“But [s]he that dares not grasp the thorn. Should never crave the rose.”
Anne Bronte

This isn’t the way these pattern blurbs are supposed to go, but I have to admit that these mitts would be a much quicker knit, if it wasn’t for the fact that their gorgeous thorn stitch patterning is full of slipped stitches! However, as Anne Bronte reminds us, we can’t have the beautiful mitts without the thorns, and joking aside, the thorn stitch is an enjoyable pattern to knit and makes for a wonderfully cosy pair of mitts.

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The Rose Thorn mitts are knitted in the round, from the cuff upwards. Increases are made for the thumb, with the stitches being placed on hold and worked when the hand is complete.

Jamieson & Smith, Shetland Aran Worsted (aran-weight; 61m / 66 yds per 50g ball; 100% Real Shetland Wool)
1 ball in Berry Wine (MC)
1 ball in Flugga White (CC)

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3.75 mm / US 5 double pointed needles or 80 cm (32”) + circular needle for magic loop
4.00 mm / US 6 double pointed needles or 80 cm (32”) + circular needle for magic loop
4 stitch markers, plus 1 distinct marker for BOR
Waste yarn and tapestry needle

18 sts x 29 rnds = 10 cm / 4” measured over thorn stitch

1 (2, 3), designed to fit with approximately 0-1cm of positive ease. See schematic in photos for details.
(Sample knitted in a size 2)



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