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Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Kinnikinnick fingerless mitts

When our house was built, in the 1840's, these northern Illinois woods were still inhabited by peaceable native families - hunters and gatherers mainly, and if one (me!) is particularly lucky, their arrowheads may yet (just this past summer) be found along the banks of our beautiful Kinnikinnick creek..

These mitts are the third in a collection of Kinnikinnick-inspired knitted accessories ...

Why hide your jogs ... when you can accentuate them in these striped fingerless mitts with snug and extra long hand for warmth, slouchy forearm for style and comfort ...

... and a welted thumb for a lovely fit.

Finished Size: 7" palm circumference.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply yarns - (246 yd / 225 m per 50 g) 1 skein each for main and contrasting colors.

Needles & Notions: Sizes 2 / 2.25 mm to 5 / 3.75 mm (for a graduated fit) and size 1 / 2 mm (for final rib) sets of 4 double-pointed or circular needles, markers; marker, stitch holder or scrap yarn; tapestry needle.

Gauge: In the round: 28 sts and 40 rnds = 4" in St st using US size 2 needles; 25 sts and 36 rnds = 4" in St st using US size 5 needles.

Skills used: Increases, pick up and knit.

A scarf (in one color with contrasting trim) and hat (with a wide contrasting hem and simple stranded pattern) complete the collection.

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