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Don’t Fence Me In

This elegant design started as an exercise in using travelling stitches as a way to divide the mitten into its different sections.

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Finished size: Measures 8” long, 7” around palm. Fits up to 8” circumference around palm.

Yarn: Approx 200 yds of heavy fingering weight to light sport weight for a pair of mitts. Sample shown in Bijou Spun Himalayan Trail, 75/25 Yak / Merino Blend, 200 yd/56gm, natural.

Needles: US 2/2.75 mm (or size to obtain gauge) & US 1.5/2.5mm (use needles one size smaller than large needles). Your choice of Magic Loop, 2 circulars or DPNs.

Gauge: 28 sts & 44 rows = 4” in St st in the rnd with the larger needles.

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

Skills needed: knitting in the round, reading charts, cabling, twisted stitches, provisional cast-on, hemmed bind off, Vikkel braid. Instructions given for Vikkel braid.