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Abigail Gauntlets

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“This is fashion mom, it is just perfect fashion”- Abigail Age 5

The Abigail Gauntlets were designed for my 5-year-old daughter Abigail. Always one for girly lace and fancy things, she felt that her winter wardrobe, despite being warm, was simply not fashionable enough to justify wearing. These mittens combine the warmth of traditional wool mittens with a lace outer cuff and variegated yarn. A ribbed inner cuff hugs the wrist inside the coat sleeve and keeps out the draft, while the bell shaped outer cuff is visible on the outside of the sleeve. The Abigail Gauntlets are perfect fashion for fancy girls big and small.

SIZE: 2 (4, 6, 8, AS, AM, AL, AXL)
Shown in size 2(6)

Hand Circumference: 6 (6.5, 6.75, 7, 8, 8.5, 8.75, 9) inches
Hand Length: 4.5 (5, 5.75, 6.25, 7, 8, 8.5, 9.25) inches

MC: Knitpicks Swish 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 110yds/50g; 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls, shown in Serrano (sample size 6), and Bordeaux (sample size 2)
CC: Knitpicks Swish Tonal 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 220yds/100g; 1(1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein, shown in Wine Tasting (sample size 6) and Nevermore (sample size 2)

approx total yardage 50 yards for child sizes and 100 yards for adult sizes.

1 set US 7/4.5mm double pointed needles (gauge needles)
1 set US 6/4.0mm double pointed needles (needles one size smaller than gauge needles)

Change needle size if necessary to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle, waste yarn, 3 stitch markers

20 sts/26 rows = 4” square in stockinette stitch with gauge needles

These mittens are worked in two parts. First the inner ribbing cuff is worked on needles one size smaller than gauge and live stitches are left on the needles while the outer cuff is worked on the gauge needles. When both are complete, the inner cuff is set inside the outer and the stitches are knit together into a strong-yet-flexible seam. The remainder of the mitten is worked on one set of DPNs with a traditional gusset thumb and spiral decreases.

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