Orchard Mitts

Whether you’re in the office or out for a hike, these mitts are the perfect thing to keep your hands warm but still free. Using only a skein and a few hours, these are great for gifts or for yourself. The spike stitch works perfectly to accentuate the yarn we have used: the soft and sumptuous Manos del Uruguay silk blend.

Orchard Mitts
Chelsea Norquay

Finished Size: 4½ (5)” wide at thumb and 6 (6½)” long. Gloves shown measure 4½” wide.

Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (30% silk, 70% extrafine merino; 150 yd [137 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #3109 woodland, 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.

Hook: 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.


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