A few weeks back Laura from The Schaefer Yarn Company sent some beautiful yarn for me to play with. It didn't take long before I cast on. The first order of business, mittens using the wonderful Heather with its decadent merino/silk blend.
When I asked for help naming these mittens, my daughter saw chicken wire in the cable patterning. She instantly went to her computer where she found the binomial nomenclature for chicken, “Gallus gallus”. (Yes, she is a science nerd.) So, we now have a pattern named for that most revered of birds.
Gallus is worked in Schaefer Yarns Heather. The yarn shows the stitch patterning beautifully in its semi-solid colorways. The merino/silk blend makes a warm mitten that feels heavenly to wear.
Yarn: Schaefer Yarn Heather, 55% Merino Wool Superwash, 30% Silk, 15% Nylon; Colorway: Thistle, approx. 400 yards /4oz. per skein. 1 Skein.
Gauge: 34 stitches/46 rows = 4”(10cm) in stockinette stitch
Finished Measurements: 7” (18cm) at palm and wrist, 11.5” (29cm) long overall, 7.5” (19cm) from beginning of thumb gusset to fingertips.