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Bridge Walker Mittens

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Yarn: DK or light worsted weight yarn in two colors, approximately 150 (170, 205) yds./137 (155.5, 187.5) m of the main color and 60 (70, 85) yds./55 (64, 77.5) m of the contrast color (including optional cuff lining)
Shown in Fibernymph Dye Works Cozy (100% superwash merino, 220 yds./201 m per 3.53 oz./100 g skein) in Soft Black (MC) and Gold (CC)

Needles:
US 5 (3.75 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge in stranded colorwork
US 4 (3.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge in single-color stockinette
US 3 (3.25 mm), or one size smaller than needles used for single-color stockinette (for optional cuff lining)

Gauge: 24 stitches and 28 rounds = 4 in./10 cm in stranded colorwork in the round on larger needles and in single-color stockinette on smaller needles, after blocking

Sizes: Child (Teen/Adult Small, Adult Large), to fit hand circumference of 6.5 (8, 9) in./16.5 (20.5, 23) cm
Finished circumference: 6.75 (8, 9.5) in./16.5 (20, 23.5) cm
Length is adjustable.

Designed to coordinate with the Bridge Walker Hat, these mittens feature a stranded colorwork motif on the cuff that echoes the metal work used in some of Pittsburgh’s bridges and riverside walkways.

These mittens are knit from the cuff up in the round, starting with a hemmed edge. Once the mittens are complete, an optional ribbed lining can be added. The mittens are interchangeable -- i.e., either mitten can be worn on either hand.

To knit this pattern, you need to know how to:
  • work in the round,
  • join stitches from a cast-on edge with live stitches,
  • read and work from a colorwork chart,
  • work simple decreases (k2tog) and increases (m1L/m1R),
  • place live stitches on waste yarn, and
  • pick up stitches (including from the wrong side of knit fabric for optional cuff lining).
The colorwork motif used in the pattern is charted only.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited.
You will get a PDF (2MB) file

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