Chercheurs

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Originally designed as fingerless mitts for a special edition yarn from Sincere Sheep and Knitted Wit for the Among Friends All American Yarn Club, the Chercheur pattern has been adapted for their commercially available Polwarth Silk DK, and now includes a full mitten version for those of us with colder hands. Like the endlessly searching butterfly, be free to explore as you knit, changing color order, borders, and even charts to get the mitts you want. You should feel assured that while I love Latvian Braids and would use them liberally in this pattern, the technique is new to a lot of knitters. A garter stitch border option is also provided.

Yarn weight: DK / 8 ply (11 wpi)
Gauge: 24 stitches = 4 inches in St st in colorwork chart
Needle size:  US 5 – 3.75 mm, US 3 – 3.25 mm
Yardage: 250 – 325 yards (229 – 297 m)
Sizes available: 8.25″