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Adamson Mittens

Adamson Mittens:  cozy fingerless mittens with a unique layered look and multiple options!

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Malibu isn’t just movie stars and surfers.  A lovely example of California Moorish-Spanish architecture, the Adamson House, is situated between Surfrider Beach and Malibu Lagoon.  It is best known for the extensive use of Malibu Potteries tiles throughout the house.

Malibu tiles have a distinct Moroccan flair, one that I hope I’ve captured in the stranded portion of these mitts.  The cabled portions represent the movement of water.

Learn more about Malibu Potteries and the Adamson House here:  www.adamsonhouse.org.

You can knit the stranded portion by itself as a wristwarmer.

You can omit the ribbed undercuff and just knit the overcuff/stranded portion, continuing with the main cabled portion.

Or, you can knit them as shown.

Finished size:  To fit Women’s xs (sm, med, lg);  5.5-6” (6-6.5”, 7-7.5”, 8-8.5”) hand circumference.

Yarn: Black Water Abbey Sport Weight, 100% wool, 2 ply sport weight, 350 yds/4 oz skein.  1x 4 oz skein indigo (MC), 2x1oz skein ecru (CC).

Needles: US 2.5/3.0mm and US 3/3.25 mm, or size to obtain gauge with larger needles and one size smaller for ribbing.  Your choice of Magic Loop, 2 circulars or DPNs.

Gauge:  24 sts & 32 rows = 4” in St st in the rnd with larger needles.

Notions: 3 stitch markers; tapestry needle; cable needle; waste yarn or extra circular for provisional cast on.

Skills/techniques: reading charts, cabling, stranded knitting, picot edge, provisional cast on, hemmed picot bind off.  Instructions not specific to DPNs, 2 circs or Magic Loop.