Acantha

  • Acantha was a minor character in Greek mythology, but one whose story is somewhat confused. In one version, Acantha was a woman who refused Apollo’s advances. In another version, Acantha was a man who returned Apollo’s advances. Either way, these cuffs, mitts, and mittens are great for all.

    Worked from the cuff towards the fingers, this pattern can be used as wrist-warming cuffs, fingerless mitts, or full mittens. A large range of sizes will ensure well-fitting hand warmers for most of the family.

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  • Materials

    • Yarn: sport weight; 50 to 375 yards, depending on what is made.
    • Model: The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! in Dragon Millipede in third size; 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 412 yards in 4.3 ounces. Note: The Sanguine Gryphon is no longer in business, but Bugga! can be purchased through The Verdant Gryphon and Cephalopod Yarns. The current makeup of the yarn base is 70% merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon; yardage is the same.
    • Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm).
    • Gauge: 30 sts and 46 rows to 4 in.
    • Finished size: 3.75, 5, 6.25 [7.5, 8.75, 10] in.
    • Stitch instructions: Charted and written.
 
 
 
Pattern originally published by Cooperative Press in Fresh Designs: Mittens & Gloves.