Waterloo Mitts

February 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
131 - 235 yards (120 - 215 m)
XS (S, M, L)
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These snuggly fingerless mitts tip a hat to the Union Jack with their red, white and blue colour scheme, and use a scrumptious angora blend yarn from a small company in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. These are a perfect first colourwork project, as there are large sections where only one colour is used. In addition, the colourwork instructions are presented in both charted and written formats, so you can pick which set to use! With an afterthought thumb and twisted ribbing, these mitts are the perfect travelling project.

Finished Measurements
To fit hand circumference of approximately 18 (20.5, 21.5, 23) cm
Length: 22 (24, 26, 28) cm.
Mitts are designed to fit with zero or negative ease.

Orkney Angora St Magnus D.K., 199 m per 50 g, 50% wool/50% angora, 1 ball each of “Navy” (A), “Ghost” (B) and “Prince Suitcase” (C). Note: “Ghost” and “Prince Suitcase” are bespoke colours from Loop London.

Yardage requirements
Mitts use approximately 120 (160, 185, 215) meters DK weight yarn
Colour A: approximately 50 (65, 73, 82) meters
Colour B: approximately 30 (40, 46, 57) meters
Colour C: approximately 45 (55, 67, 76) meters