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Grey Islands by Laura Aylor are a simple pair
of garter rib mitts with thumb gussets. Both mitts are the same – no right and
left. Length is approximately 7”.
Skills required: Long-tail cast-on,
Increasing and Decreasing
A note about needles from Aylor: "I knit the
mitts using 2 circulars (my personal favorite method for small circumferences)
and used a second set to knit the thumbs while the hand was still on the
needles.This gave me a nice thumb gusset with no holes and no mid-knit cast-on.
I’ve also used this method using 3 dpns for the thumb."
Yarn: 110 yards worsted, Cascade 220 (100% wool, 220
yards, 100 grams)
Gauge: 20 sts and 32 rows = 4" garter rib
Needles: US 6 (4.0mm)
Size: one - to fit hands 7.5-8.5" in circumference
(measured above thumb)