Rubellite Mitts by Krista Ann

Rubellite Mitts

October 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
220 yards (201 m)
8½" circumference and 9" tall.
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If you’ve never worked short-rows, try these clever mitts! They’re worked in garter stitch with super-easy no-wrap short-rows, then seamed differently to create the right or left mitt. A gap in the seaming creates the thumbhole.

Difficulty Beginner

Yarn Weight 4

Finished Size 8½“ circumference and 9” tall.

Yarn Kelbourne Woolens Germantown (100% North American wool; 220 yd 201 m/3½ oz 100 g): #613 Persian Red, 1 skein.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 20 sts and 40 rows = 4” in garter st.

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  • These mitts are worked back and forth in rows and seamed. Both mitts are worked the same, but the right and left mitts are seamed slightly differently. After the seams are sewn, the cast-on edge encircles the fingers.

  • The right-side and wrong-side designations are used in the pattern for ease of knitting, but after sewing, the right mitt will be wrong-side out. Place a locking marker or safety pin on the right side of the work to make it easier to identify the sides. Tie a loose knot at the end of the cast-on tail to distinguish it from the bind-off tail (undo the knot before seaming).

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