Kochoran Mitts

Designer: Katie Himmelberg
Published: July 18, 2008

Skill Level: Easy Easy

Mittens that are a little more interesting than your standard guy fare (more charcoal gray yarn, anyone?) that still appeal to those slightly wary about handknits. The chunky yarn works up quickly, and the subtle colorway is broken up by alternating each round with opposite ends of the skein. One skein plus a quick knit equals a great gift project.

Finished Size: Size 9" hand circumference and 11½" long.

Yarn: Noro Kochoran (50% wool, 30% angora, 20% silk; 176 yd [162 m]/100 g): #40 grey multi, 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Knitting Fever.

Needles: Size 10½ (6.5 mm): set of 5 doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m): two of one color for thumb, one in contrasting color for beg of rnd; waste yarn; tapestry needle.

Gauge: 14 sts and 21 rnds = 4" in St st in the rnd.

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