The Chalk Hill mitts are named for the Chalk Hill appellation in northeast corner of the Russion River AVA in Sonoma County. Primary varietals grown here include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
I know Chalk Hill best as my bike-leg nemesis for Barbâ€™s Race in 2007, my first and only half-Ironman triathlon. (At the time, Barbâ€™s Race was an all-womenâ€™s half-Ironman triathlon, run concurrently with the full Vineman, raising money for cancer support.) The Chalk Hill area is gorgeous, but, oh, going up that hill was hard! The downhill and ride back to the transition area was awesome, though!
Cabled stitch pattern is both charted and written.
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Womenâ€™s Small (Large); to fit 6â€“7 (7â€“8)â€ / 15â€“18 (18â€“20.5) cm hand circumference
Palm circumference, unstretched (note the lace cable pattern is quite stretchy): 5.75 (6.5)â€ / 14 (16.5) cm
Shalimar Paulie Fingering, 60% Merino Wool / 20% Camel / 10% Silk / 10% Cashmere goat, 420 yds / 115 g, 1 skein, shown in size Large in Buttermilk
US 1 (2.25 mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge, for working in the round
US 0 (2 mm) needles for ribbing, or one size smaller than needle to obtain gauge, for working in the round
32 sts and 48 rounds = 4â€ / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch
Cable pattern, unstretched: 2.25 (2.5)â€ / 5.5 (6.5) cm
yarn needle, waste yarn, 3 stitch markers
cabling, maintaining stitch patterns