These simple yet pretty mitts are knit with fingering weight yarn. I used my own handspun for the sample pair, but you can use any commercial fingering or light fingering weight yarn. Quick and easy to knit, they make great gifts!
The sample mitts were knit with 125 yards of fingering weight (16 wpi) 2-ply Ashland Bay Mixed Bluefaced Leicester, which I spun and plied with drop spindles.
Construction: The mitts are worked flat, from the bottom up. After blocking, they’re seamed at the sides, leaving about 1.75 inches/4.5 cm for the thumb opening.
Sizes: S/M and L
Finished (Blocked) Measurements: 7 inches/17.5 cm height by 7.25 (8) inches/18 (20) cm wide (before seaming, measured at widest point)
Materials: --125 (140) yds/115 (130) m fingering or light fingering weight yarn. Sample shown was knit with 2-ply spindle-spun Ashland Bay Mixed Bluefaced Leicester Top, 16 wraps per inch. --US #4/3.50mm needles (for lace cuff) --US #2/2.75mm needles (for hand) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE --Tapestry needle
Gauge: 25 sts/38 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch on smaller needle after blocking To save time, check gauge.
The lace stitch pattern is provided in both charts and written, line-by-line form.