Fishkins

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Fishkins

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FINALLY, responsibly sourced seafood straight from your knitting bag. The Fishkins mittens are a cheerful nod to all things seafood. Part knitting, part meal, part puppet; these mittens will provide many hours of entertainment, and no actual nourishment (except for your soul…giggles feed the soul).

This stranded colorwork pattern is sized for TODDLERS, KIDDOS, and ADULTS who love the sea (and bizarrely specific creature knitting). This pattern includes instructions for creating one FISH mitten and one WATER mitten, so there is no second mitten syndrome! These mittens are happy and whimsical with endless color possibilities. In fact, I have included a Fish mitten coloring sheet in this pattern for your menu planning needs.

SIZES
Toddler (Child, Adult S/M, Adult M/L) 
Adult S/M and Adult M/L are knit using the same chart, but with a different gauge. Please see specific information regarding needles and gauge below.  

YARN
FINGERING weight yarn 
Fish Mitten MC: 24 (35, 55, 60) yards / [22 (32, 50, 55)m
Fish Mitten CCs: 25 (40, 60, 65) yards / [25 (40, 60, 65)m
Water Mitten MC: 30 (35, 70, 75) yards / [28 (32, 64, 69)m
Water Mitten CC: 20 (30, 45, 50) yards / [18 (28, 41, 46)m]

Shown in: Lolodidit LORIGINAL (85% Extra Fine Superwash Merino / 15% Nylon, 110 yards / 0.99oz 100m / 28 grams)

I have provided the yardages for the Fish Mitten MC (shown in the adult version as white), and ALL other Fish Mitten CCs combined (shown in 2 shades of orange & 1 pink). I have also provided the yardages for the Water Mitten MC (shown in adult version as blue) and the Water Mitten CC (shown in black). In order to complete duplicate stitch portion of the fish eye, you will need ~1 yard 1m of yarn in a color of your choice. I used black for my fish mitten eye.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Circumference : 5 (6, 7.5, 8) inches / [12.5 (15, 18.75, 20)cm
Length : 6.75 (8.5, 10.5, 11) inches [17 (21.5, 27, 28)cm]

NEEDLES
FOR SIZES Toddler, Child, & Adult S/M: US 2 (2.75mm) DPNs or other small circumference needles in size needed to obtain gauge 
FOR SIZES Adult M/L: US 3 (3.25mm) DPNs or other small circumference needles in size needed to obtain gauge

GAUGE :
OR SIZES Toddler, Child, & Adult S/M: 32 sts & 36 rounds = 4 inches 10cmin colorwork pattern in the round after blocking 
FOR SIZES Adult M/L: 30 sts & 34 rounds = 4 inches 10cm in colorwork pattern in the round after blocking

NOTIONS : 
2 stitch markers, scrap yarn, & tapestry needle

SKILLS
knitting in the round, stretchy cast on, stranded colorwork

LEVEL
intermediate