*reading the tea leaves*

Reading The Tea Leaves
This pattern is part of The Witch & Wizard Academy Primer YEAR 2.buy it now tiny owl knits11.99 USD (5 knitting pattern E-book.)

Reading the tea leaves – Climb the spiral stairs dearies. We are going to have our first tasseomancy lesson! Tasseomancy is the art of reading tea leaves. This pattern is homework for Divination class in The Witch & Wizard Academy Primer Year 2. These long scrunchy arm warmers will keep you feeling cozy as you study your cup. After you tip your teacup, I will show you how to make a study of finding your future in the leaf patterns left behind. It’s just a bit of fun really! Don’t worry, reading the leaves is harmless… unless you have the grim… which you probably do, but really that just means you have a lovely godparent looking over you. Now I must move on to my knitting, my inner eye is beginning to cloud!

Owl Experience Level: Beginner

Sizes: S/M and L/XL

Finished blocked measurements flat:  4.25 (5) inches wide at forearm, 3 (3.75) inches wide at wrist, 3.5 (4.25) inches wide at knuckles x 16” long. These gloves have quite a bit of negative ease, which means they stretch!

Yarns used: light fingering/lace weight yarn such as: MC:  Lotus Yarns, Tibetan Cloud Fingering, 50 g – 490 yds – 450 m, 100% Yak, color: 01 Navaho, 1 skein.

Tension/gauge: Work 32 sts to measure 4” in stockinette stitch using US 1 or 2.25 mm needles with MC.  Row gauge won’t matter, but please use the needle size you need to get stitch gauge. If you knit tightly you might want to try going up a needle size to get gauge.

Notions: A pair of US 1 (2.25mm) straight needles, tapestry needle, safety pin or lock stitch markers. Remember needle sizes are just suggestions, always use the needles you personally need to obtain gauge. 

Tiny owl stitch dictionary: – list of terms and skills used in pattern.

beg:  beginning
dec:  decrease(s)
dpns:  double pointed needles
foll:  follows/following
k: knit
k2tog: knit the next two stitches together.
kfb: knit into front and back of the next stitch.
MC:  main color
p: purl
(RS): right side
sk2p: Slip one stitch purlwise, Knit the next two stitches together, pass slipped stitch over.
sl:  slip
sm:  slip marker
ssk: slip next 2 sts knitwise onto your right needle, insert left needle purlwise into the front of the sts and knit them tog.
St st:  stockinette stitch. When working flat, k 1 row, p 1 row.
st(s):  stitch(es)
(WS): wrong side
yo: wrap yarn counter-clockwise around your right needle.

Start here with the pattern notes: These fingerless gloves are knitted flat, starting at the forearm.  Gloves are then worked to the knuckles using decreases and increases for shaping, and then the chart is worked.  Gloves are then seamed up using mattress stitch leaving a hole for the thumb. These gloves are meant to be super slouchy so they look best when they are allowed to bunch up a little bit.

Reading the tea leaves
This pattern is part of The Witch & Wizard Academy Primer YEAR 2.buy it now tiny owl knits11.99 USD (5 knitting pattern E-book.)