Metolius River Mitts

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When sunlight filters through water to the river rock below, there is an enchanting dance of form and color. So too does this simple slip-stitch pattern showcase the play of color across texture. Solid, variegated and even self-striping yarns shine in these beautiful mitts.

Skills Needed: Working in the round; casting on; knitting through the back loop; yarn overs; slipping stitches; picking up stitches.

Sizes: Women’s Small/Medium, (Large). Pattern is worked with negative ease for a snug fit.

Actual Hand Size: 6.5–7.5 in. (8–8.5 in.) [16.5 -19.1 cm (20.3-21.6)]

Finished Circumference: 6 (7) in. [15.2 (17.8) cm].

Finished Length: approx. 6 (6) in. [15.2 (15.2) cm].

Yarn: Approximately 200 yds. (183 meters) sock yarn.

Needles: 1 set US size 5 [3.75 mm] (or size needed to obtain gauge) DPNs or appropriate needles for your preferred style of knitting in the round.

Gauge:   24 sts and 44 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in charted pattern stitch.

Other Materials: Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

These mitts are constructed with a very stretchy mesh stitch and may appear deceptively small when not on the hand.