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Colorwork Wrist Warmers

Delicate birds flock amongst pine trees and snowflakes speckle the background in these tantalizing winter themed fingerless mittens. Purl braids and a thumb gusset with a tree pattern add interest and charm to the traditional Fair Isle inspired motifs. The chart includes all colorwork rows, and instructions are included for working a purl braid.

Level
Intermediate- following a chart, colorwork, increasing, decreasing, purl braid

Size
Women’s size medium. Finished size 7 inches around and 7 inches long after blocking. Thumb opening up to 2 ¼ inches around.

Yarn
1 skein each Nature Spun Sport by Brown Sheep (100% wool. 50 grams/skein; 184 yards/168 meters) colors Red Fox (Main Color) and Natural (Contrast Color)

Materials
-1 set of five US #1/2.25mm double-point needles or size to get gauge
-Tapestry needle
-Stitch holder
-Stitch markers (2, optional, to mark thumb gusset)

Gauge
8 stitches and 8 rows an inch in colorwork pattern on larger needles

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