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Dragonfly Mitts

dragonfly mitts 3…are now available! Here they are on Ravelry.

These were originally for the Dragonfly Fibers club, but we ended up doing something a wee bit different for that. Kate will have kits for these mitts at Vogue Knitting Live in New York this weekend, so check them out!

As noted in the blurb below, the motifs are mirrored for the right & left mitt.  They’re offered in 3 sizes — womens’ S, M & L.  The thumb gusset (yep, offset and anatomically correct and very comfortable!) has a cute little dragonfly of its own (see pic below).

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These lovely Art Nouveau dragonflies are sure to bring a smile to your face!

The pretty lace cuff, with contrast color edging, segues into a small peerie pattern. Next you get to work the stylized dragonfly motifs (back of hand & thumb gusset) and shell / scale motif (palm). Simple ribbing, again with a contrast color edge, tops off the mitt and thumb.

dragonfly mitts thumbOf course the motif is mirrored for right and left mitts!

The mitts are fully charted (left and right mitts) for each size. Decrease or increase rounds are also noted in the pattern. Blue guidelines are placed to help you keep your place on the chart. The pattern is designed to keep floats short as much as possible, though occasionally there are longer floats.

Sizes
Womens’ S (M, L)

Finished Measurements
Actual palm circumference above thumb: 6 (7, 8)in / 15.5 (18, 20.5)cm
Length: 6.5 (7.25, 7.25)in / 16.5 (18.5, 18.5)cm
Cuff Length: 2in / 5.5cm

Yarn
Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock, 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon (420 yds per 4.2 oz skein):
MC: Atomic
CC: Summer Lilac

Needles
US4 / 3.5mm (for cast on only)
US11/2 / 2.5mm, or size to obtain gauge.
US0 / 2mm, or two sizes smaller than needles to obtain gauge

Gauge
38 sts & 44 rounds = 4in in stranded St st on US11/2 needles

Notions
(3) stitch markers, 1 unique for beginning of round
yarn needle
waste yarn or stitch holders

Skills
Knitting in the round, stranded knitting, simple lace, reading charts

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