Classic Elite Yarns Valais Blacknose Sheep Mittens (Free)
A friend of designer Rachel Henry brought her some worn knitwear in distress, asking whether she could replicate the originals. The result was the Valais Blacknose Sheep Mittens! Her design has four sizes, thumb gussets, and slightly longer cuffs than the originals, but these mittens retain all of their essential qualities. Knit in Classic Elite Fresco, they are adorable, soft, and cozy – all a mitten should be.
Sizes: To fit a hand 6 (7, 8, 9)" in circumference
Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns Fresco (60% Wool/ 30% Alpaca/ 10% Angora, 50g/164yds); 1 ball each of #5313 Onyx, #5377 Charcoal, #5303 Cinder, and #5301 Parchment
Needles: US 3 (3.25mm) double pointed needles (or needles required for any other method of working small circumferences in the round)
Gauge: 26 sts and 36 rows = 4" in Stockinette stitch, blocked