Lolancha Mitts are knit with Manchelopis, an unspun yarn from the Manchega Sheep in Spain. This yarn creates a fabric that is lofty, warm, and light; perfect for a winter shawl! There are tricks to working with this unique yarn, and the pattern includes a video to teach you how!
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Lolancha Mitts start from the cuff up with twisted rib and a textured slipped stitch that glides up the outside of the arm. As the thumb gusset is created, the textured stitch starts to increase so that by the top of the mitt it is worked all the way around.
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130 (160, 180, 230) yards [119 (146, 166, 210) m] of dk weight yarn
Yarn I Used:
WoolDreamers, Manchelopis, (100% Manchega Wool; 251 yd [230 m]/ 3.52 oz [100 g])
US Size 7 [4.5 mm] double-pointed needles or 1 long circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Scrap yarn [for thumb and stitch holder]
22 stitches x 26 rounds = 4” [10 cm] in twisted ribbing with sliver held double, unblocked
18 stitches x 26 rounds = 4” [10 cm] in twisted ribbing with sliver held double, blocked
(See notes for tips about working with this yarn.)
1 (2, 3, 4)
Palm circumference: 6.5 (7.5, 7.5, 9.5) inches [16.5 (19, 19, 24) cm]
Cuff circumference: 6.5 (7.5, 8.5, 9.5) inches [16.5 (19, 22, 24) cm]
Choose the size closest to your palm circumference. This fabric will stretch a lot and is quite forgiving.
Instructions are given for Size 1, with larger sizes in parentheses.