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Irish Girlie Knits

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Short Description: When my great-aunt Mimi, who was like a grandmother to me, passed away, I just couldn't bring myself to knit. I didn't have the energy to pick up my needles, yet I so wanted to knit. I knew I needed to knit something comforting.

Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows = 4" over st

Finished Measurements: One size fits all for cowl. Adult women's medium (large) for fingerless gloves. Finished measurements: 12 1/2;" wide at bottom of cowl and 9 1/2"" wide at top of cowl and 11" long for cowl 3 1/2"" (4") wide, unstretched and 10 1/2"" (10 &frac34"") long for fingerless gloves.

Materials Used: ~ 355-375 yards of aran weight or heavy worsted yarn for both the cowl (220 yards) and fingerless gloves (135-155 yards) such as The Plucky Knitter Aran Cashmere or MCN Aran, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Gaea, Kolláge Yarns Fantastic, Miss Babs Northumbria Aran

Needle Size: Size US 8 (5.0 mm) or size to obtain gauge either DPNs or circular needles Pattern / Kit Includes Instructions are written for a cowl and fingerless gloves that are worked in the round. The cowl is shaped slightly at the top. Charts are provided on the last page. Aran weight or heavy worsted yarn is knit at a tight gauge to make this very cozy. 

Skill Level: Adventurous beginner to Intermediate