These textured mitts are inspired by acorns. Slipped and twisted stitches create a subtle but still visible effect of stripes as you would find all over an acorn. They are knitted bottom-up, seamlessly. At the top of the mitt, just above the thumb, is an eye-catching pattern whose little scales resemble the acorn’s cap.
Another detail is the rolled welts, reminiscent of a petiole, which emphasises the 3D effect of the acorn cap even more. The folded ribbing with twisted stitches adds a nice touch to the design, makes it more comfortable to wear, and is an extension of the lines going through the whole body of the mitts.
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Finished mitt circumference: 16 (19, 22) cm / 6.25 (7.5, 8.75)” - recommended to be worn with at least 2 cm/ 0.75” of negative ease at hand circumference.
Lanivendole A Chic Blend (60% Abruzzese wool, 20% Mohair, 20% Alpaca; 225 metres / 246 yards per 50g)
210 (240, 285) metres/ 230 (265, 310) yards
Sample shown is knit in colourway Sartía. Emma wears a size 2 with 3 cm / 1.25" of negative ease.
2.5 mm / US 1.5 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
2.25 mm / US 1 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle one size smaller than main needle)
This pattern uses the magic loop technique.
36 sts x 44 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch, on larger needle, after bocking)
38 sts x 50 Rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in Twisted Slip Stitch pattern, on larger needle, after blocking)
Weld and its big sibling Forge are our first 100% US-made yarns - and we're the first European stockists of Hudson + West, the fabulous company who makes them! A heathered blend of 70% Merino and 30% Corriedale, Weld is spun up to a lovely fingering weight. It's a well-balanced three-ply yarn, with a slightly more energetic twist for strength and durability.It has a beautiful balance of stitch definition, bounce, and wooly, cohesive bloom after blocking that makes it perfect for lace, texture, colorwork and stockinette. One of our new favorites!
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