Leaf Chaser Mitts by Celeste Young

Leaf Chaser Mitts

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October 2013
Weston Hill Farm Cottage Spun DK
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch worked in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
240 - 250 yards (219 - 229 m)
Fingerless gloves measure 7” circumference and will easily stretch to 10” circumference, 12 (13)” long after blocking. Knit in one size for small-large hands (7-10” hand and forearm circumference).
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The Leaf Chaser Mitts are a cozy pair of cabled fingerless gloves. The extra long length and luscious, deep cables make for the perfect accessory on a chilly fall day! Choose a semi-solid or subtly variegated sport or dk weight yarn, and watch your stitches come alive!

Yarn: Pattern is written for two yarns: Weston Hill Farm’s DK (100% Wool; approx. 250 yards/skein): 1 skein Gold OR Weston Hill Farm’s Light Sport (100% Wool, approx. 250 yards/skein): 1 skein Cranberry. Similar dk or light sport weight yarns may be substituted.

Needles: DK weight: Size 4 (3.5 mm); Sport weight: Size 3 (3.25 mm) double-pointed or long circulars for magic loop technique.
Notions: Two cable needles, stitch markers, scrap yarn or holder, tapestry needle.

Gauge: DK weight: 24 sts and 32 rounds = 4” in st st; sport weight: 27 sts and 36 rounds = 4” in st st. Take time to save time: knit a swatch! Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain gauge.