Hirta Mitts by Becky Wilkins

Hirta Mitts

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April 2011
handspun border leister / romney
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
128 - 180 yards (117 - 165 m)
s/m/l: 6.5(7.5, 8.5)” [16.5(19, 21.5) cm] around hand
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This pattern is available for $6.00 USD
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Errata available: beckyinvt.wordpress.com

These mitts let you hold celtic cables in the palms of your hands. A single knot graces the outside edge of each hand; complete on its own or when paired with the other mitt.

Worked in the round with turned hems and a thumb gusset. The stockinette background and stockinette cables knit up very quickly.

Notions required:
US 4 (3.5mm) DPNs - or size needed for gauge
2 markers
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Skills: all stitch techniques described in the pattern
knit and purl
cable crosses
1-5 inc and 5-1 dec
Lifted increases
seaming turned cuffs

Errata: There is an extra column of stitches on the right hand side of the cable chart. Please see the errata link or e-mail me for details.