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Yarn Culture’s Mitten KAL will meet on April 8 and April 22 from 10a-noon. Like always, the pattern won’t launch until April 1 st , but here’s a sneak peek . . .
The April mittens were inspired by the Irish Mittens the Kelbourne folks picked up in Ireland on their yarn-designing trip back in 2015. The ingenious method of construction was captivating. These mittens are knit in two halves: the back of the hand and the palm. Then the two halves are seamed together using a crocheted slipped stitch. As a result, they can be knit using one circular needle or a pair of straights, which makes them ideal for the knitter who doesn't love using DPNs. The cables running up the back of the hand were inspired by classic Aran cables but have a modern feel without the seed stitch background. The palm stitch is a basic broken rib creating a sturdy fabric that is texturally interesting.
This month's mitten includes Tip and Tricks that shows the correct way to seam the edges with a crocheted slipped stitch.
Here’s what you need to know to know when the pattern hits Ravelry on April 1.
YARN: The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering (60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair; 328 yds/100 gm skein): castlerigg, 1 skein.
GAUGE: 30 sts and 41 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Broken Ribbing on larger needles, after blocking. Front Cable Panel 30 sts = 3.25” wide.
NEEDLE 1 - US 1 (2.25 mm) circular needle or pair of straights. 1 - US 2 (2.75 mm) circular needle or pair of straights. 1 - set US 2 (2.75 mm) DPNs.
HOOK: 1 - US C or 2.75mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Tapestry needle, stitch marker, cable needle.
SIZE: 11” (28 cm) total length,8” (20.25 cm) circumference.
SKILLS: Working cables from charts, basic crochet.