Crochet Fingerless Silk Mitts

Designer: Dixie Falls
Published: January 15, 2008
Technique:
Skill Level: Easy

Tussah silk is produced by the larvae of a number of different species of wild silk moths. The color varies from light beige to amber, depending on the species of moth and the diet of the larvae. Tussah fibers are almost twice the diameter of white or cultivated silk, making tussah silk an excellent choice in situations where strength and resistance to abrasion are an advantage. These mitts are an example—their warmth and light support may help to ease the strain of handwork or long sessions at the computer. Nonetheless, they are elegant and would be perfect for a night on the town!

Yarn: Treenway Tussah, 100% silk yarn, 100 g (3.5 oz)/skein, 1 skein of Natural

Hook: Crochet hook, steel, size 4 (1.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Markers, split ring Tapestry needle Polyester stuffing, handful

Gauge: 13 hdc = 2 inches (5.1 cm), 3 V-sts = 1 inch (2.5 cm), 5 rnds hdc = 7/8 inch (2.2 cm), 4 rnds V-st = 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Skill Level: Easy.

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