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Orchard Mitts

Simple fingerless gloves that are a quick crochet and perfect as a gift.
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You’ll need just a skein of this sumptuous silk-wool blend, along with a few hours, to make this beautifully functional gift. A simple spike stitch accentuates the rich colors of this kettle-dyed yarn and provides stretch to fit a range of hands. They’re great for outdoors, leaving your hands free for picking apples or throwing leaves, and they’re stylish enough to make for friends toiling away in cold offices.

SKU: EP2159

Author/Speaker/Editor: Chelsea Norquay

Format: eProject

Details

Finished Size 41⁄2 (5)" wide at thumb and 6 (61⁄2)" long. Gloves shown measure 41⁄2" wide.

Yarn Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (30% silk, 70% extrafine merino; 150 yd [137 m]/13⁄4 oz [50 g]; ): #3109 woodland, 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.

Yarn Weight #3 - Light

Hook Size G/6 (4 mm) or H/8 (5 mm) (see Notes). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Stitch marker (m); yarn needle.

Gauge 14 sts and 22 rnds = 4" in spike st patt with smaller hook; 12 sts and 20 rnds = 4" in spike st patt with larger hook.

Originally Published Interweave Crochet Fall 2009

SKU: EP2159

Author/Speaker/Editor: Chelsea Norquay

Format: eProject