Saturday, December 4, 2010

Week Forty-Two: Stealth Duck

Original intended release date: October 16, 2010. See explanatory post.

A conversation:

Me: Can you see the design?
Fabulous Husband: What?
Me: In the mittens. Can you tell what the design is supposed to be?
FH: Um...
Me: It's something our daughter loves.
FH: ...Mayans?

To be clear, it is DUCKS that our Z is currently in love with, specifically little squeaky yellow ones, and it is DUCKS that I worked into the design. But apparently they're difficult to see, and so in true it's-not-a-bug-it's-a-feature fashion I have christened the pattern Stealth Duck. I hope you like it.

Duckie Mittens

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Stealth Duck Toddler Mittens is a pair of mittens worked in the round from the bottom up with a fair-isle duck design on both sides. A color chart is provided.

Price: FREE.

Yarn: You will need approximately 55 yards of the main color and 35 yards of the contrasting color of an aran-weight wool for best results. (Pictured: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Marine -- aran, 1 skein / 100g / 210 yards, 100% merino; and Hobby Lobby “I Love This Wool!” in Sungold – aran, 1 skein / 100g / 219 yards, 93% wool / 7% nylon)

Supplies:
  • 4 US size 5 double-pointed needles
  • stitch holder or waste yarn
  • tapestry needle
Gauge: 4 inches = 21 sts / 28 rows in stockinette

Sizing: Finished mittens will measure approximately 6 inches in length (cuff 2.25”, hand 3.75”), and approximately 6 inches in circumference. They should fit most toddlers up to the age of 3.

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