Pending Petals

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Pending Petals

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Blankets of snow are melting away, the sun is popping out from behind grey clouds, and spring is just around the corner. The earth is positively bursting with possibility. Everything is waiting, branches stretched wide, pending petals. It is time to swap your thick, cozy winter mittens for something more delicate. These mitts are knit from the bottom up, using a fun combination of twisted stitches and reverse stockinette. A stretch of springtime petals reaches up the front and the back of these mitts. Get your needles out and prepare for a new season. The Pending Petals mitts are the perfect accessory for the transition from winter to spring.

SIZES
Adult Small (Medium, Large) 
To find your size, wrap a flexible tape measure around the knuckles of your hand, excluding the thumb, and find the circumference. Choose the size approximately 1/2 inch 1.25cm smaller than the circumference of your hand. These mitts are intended to fit snuggly. If in doubt, go down a size.

YARN
FINGERING weight yarn 
140 (150, 160) yards [128 (137, 146)meters]

Shown in: Skein TOP DRAW SOCK (85% Extra Fine Superwash Merino / 15% Nylon, 437 yards / 3.4oz 100m / 100 grams)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Circumference : 6.25, 6.75, 7.25) inches / [16 (17, 18.5cm
Length : 8.5 inches [21.5cm]

NEEDLES
US 2 (2.75mm) DPNs or other small circumference needles in size needed to obtain gauge

GAUGE :
32 sts & 40 rounds = 4 inches 10cm in reverse stockinette in the round after blocking

NOTIONS : 
1 stitch marker, cable needle, scrap yarn, & tapestry needle

SKILLS
knitting in the round, stretchy cast on

LEVEL
intermediate