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Clepsydra Mittens

Just in time for "Snow-mageddon 2", we've got a new mitten pattern. (My apologies to those of you who are not in the mid-Atlantic or north eastern US. Our recent snows are a bit of an obsession in these parts.)

Clepsydra 1 Introducing "Clepsydra".

Clepsydra: klep-si-druh“an ancient device for measuring time by the regulated flow of water or mercury through a small aperture.” -Dictionary.com

These mittens are worked in blissfully soft Creatively Dyed Yarns, Holi. Holi is a lovely blend of wool, alpaca & silk. If you've never used Dianne's yarns before, you're in for a treat. She's got an amazing way with colors. The wool, alpaca & silk blend makes this yarn blissfully soft and gives your projects a delicate halo.

Clepsydra 2

The Clepsydra mittens have twisted cables that flow from cuff to fingertips. A cabled icord adds interest and rings the wrist. Worked in Creatively Dyed Yarn’s Holi (Wool, Alpaca, Silk) they are a decadent treat for yourself or gift for a dear friend.

Clepsydra 4

Clepsydra (on Ravelry)

Measurements: Width 7.5” measured around palm, not including thumb. Length 10” overall, 5.5” from inside of thumb gusset to top.
Gauge: 22 sts & 32 rows=4”(10cm) in stockinette, blocked
Yarn: Creatively Dyed Yarn Holi;  50% Wool, 40% Alpaca, 10% Silk; approx 190 yds/173m per skein; Colorway: Merry, 1 skein
Needles: 1 set of 5 US 6/4mm DPN’s or size to obtain gauge
Additional materials: Scrap yarn, 2 place markers, cable needle (CN), tapestry needle

Price: $6.00 US

Thank you to Beverly, Raquel & Jodie for test knitting.


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Your welcome! They are such pretty mittens! I'll have to get me some of that Holi, it looks and sounds really nice.

Lovely! And the yarn looks super scrupmtious.

Wow! Your patterns keep getting better and better. I love the cabled i-cord border especially.

Those are lovely, you have done it again!

i especially love the detailing at the cuff! i've never done a cabled i-cord before, but it's lovely!


The pattern is wonderful!

They were a pleasure to knit. I think everyone in my extended family is insisting on a pair now! :)

These are so beautiful! I love all of your designs. Your kids are so lucky, the recipients of all your goodies!

The mittens look fantastic. The right thing for the cold snowy winter days here in Germany.


Oh, those are pretty!

Lovely pattern! This is a very nice pink too! A Canadian friend who has less snow than you do this year ;-)

These are so pretty! I love the color and the pattern made me think of what music would look like in the air if one could see it!

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