The sharqi is a biannual wind in the Middle East that blows from the southeast. Its name is derived from the Arabic word for east. These gauntlets, sized for children to adults, imitate that sand and height with seed stitch and the pointing cable. With a crocheted chain to keep them firmly in place, these mitts will not blow away!
Gauge: Child Size - 36 stitches and 56 rounds = 4 inches (10 cm) over Chart A, using US size 1 (2.25 mm) needles, blocked
Women’s Small/Medium - 23 stitches and 52 rounds = 4 inches (10 cm) over Chart A, using US size 3 (3.25 mm) needles, blocked
Women’s Large/Men’s Medium - 21 stitches and 44 rounds = 4 inches (10 cm) over Chart A, using US size 5 (3.75 mm) needles, blocked
Sizes: Child (Women’s Small/Medium, Women’s Large/Men’s Medium)
Finished Measurements: wrist circumference approximately 4.75 (7.25, 8) inches / 12 (18.5, 20.5) cm
Skills Required: Knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing, cabling, making crochet chain.