08 March 2012

Free Lush Lacy Mitts Pattern

I just love this pattern from Sweaterbabe.  Matter of fact i love most of her work .. absolutely amazing stuff and shes on ravelry too!  I found her a few years ago while hunting for a unique sweater pattern - and all her stuff is unique!  She works with a lot of texture and cables - which ya'll know i LOVE!  I'm on her mailing list and just wanted to share these mitts with you.  these are going into my queue on ravery :)

At any rate, here's the requirements for this pattern - please visit her site to download the pattern :)

Lush Lacy Mitts PDF Knitting Pattern
My Lovely Lace Fingerless Gloves were inspired by my love of vintage lace and desire to have a quick knit gift project!

I’ve always loved the elegance of fancy evening gloves that feature many pearl buttons running down the wrist and forearm. So chic and ladylike, but not wearable for every day.

I designed these with an opening at the back, so it could then be adorned with fancy beads or pretty buttons for the faux button closure. The bonus was that the first half of this project could be worked quickly and easily on straight needles before needing to switch to DPNs (which I tolerate, but aren’t my favorite, ha ha).

The lace pattern is a lovely double leaf lace that was the perfect number of stitches to achieve the all-over lace design. Limiting myself to one ball was also a fun challenge and a great way to attack my stash and make room for new yarns..

See the Web-Letter from Classic Elite yarns about this free pattern.

These photos taken by Meg Myers of Classic Elite yarns.

Finished Size(s): 
Adult M: approx 7" circumference unstretched, and 8" long.

Skill Level: 
intermediate knitting project 

Yarn Used:
 Classic Elite Lush (50% Angora/50% Wool); 
1.75 oz/50g (123 yd/112m) per hank: 1 hank in color #4407 Thistle

Pattern Gauge: 
13 stitches = approx 3 1/2" [9 cm] in Lace Stitch patt on Size 9 [5.5mm] needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information:
 A medium, worsted weight yarn in a soft angora/wool blend with a gauge of 4 sts = 1" on size 8-9 needles.

Total Yardage Required:
123 yds [112 m].

Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:

If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!

Knitting Needles Used: Knitting needles and dpn in size US 9
(5.5 mm) or size to obtain gauge.

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