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Wriggle Mitts


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**These mittens were designed for Shall We Knit?’s retreat in January 2019, using the featured yarn that attendees received in their goodie bag. Lynne Sosnowski and I were challenged to each design new patterns using Shibui Knits. I created these mittens and Lynne designed Portable Hole.

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Yarn:  175 yards/160 meters of alpaca/wool yarn that knits up to 7 sts/inch on US#4/3.5 mm needles

Shown In: Shibui Knits ‘Maai’, (175 yards/160 meters; 70% alpaca, 30% wool; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein). 1 skein in 2004 Ivory.
Riverside Studios ‘Kidsilk’, (331 yards/302 meters; 60% kid mohair, 40% silk; 0.88 oz/25 grams per skein). 1 skein of Blaze (half a skein used)
Yarns are used held together throughout project

Needles: Needle: 2 US#4/3.5 mm needle (or needles appropriate to your preferred method of working in the round), or size to obtain gauge
2 US#2.5/3 mm needle (or needles appropriate to your preferred method of working in the round) or one size smaller than needle used to obtain gauge

Sizes: Small/Medium (Medium/Large)

Finished Size (blocked): Fits hand circumference (measured at knuckles, worn with 0” ease): 6.25 (7.5)”/16 (19) cm
Length: 10.5”/26.5 cm

  • Stitch markers (2)
  • Scrap yarn or stitch holder
  • Tapestry needle

Skills Required:

  • Working increases and decreases
  • Working with Charts
  • Working with two strands of yarn held together
  • Blocking

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Pattern is 5 pages.

Photographer: Shawn Miller, Distractions in Focus
Model: Jen
Tech Editor: Jenn Wisbeck

Hard (paper) copies of this pattern may be available from your local yarn shop. Please contact them for more details.

Once payment has been received, you will receive a link to download a PDF of this pattern.

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