Ahhh Brighton, the gay and glorious seaside! The place, as Lydia says, “to get husbands,” (assuming husband hunting is something that floats one’s boat). Using a variation of traditional Print O’ the Wave lace, these sea-themed and somewhat flirty mitts would have been just the thing for catching a hapless male eye while coquettishly peering over a fluttering fan… although really Lydia, Wickham? Are you sure you want to waste these lovely mitts on him?
In Spud & Chloe Fine, a buttery soft, lofty & springy yarn which crosses gauges well. The instructions are the same for ladies’ petite, small & medium, only the gauge is changed for each size so choose the one that best suits your needs.
Skills include : Circular lace knitting, chart reading, 1x1 ribbing, picking up sts, 3 ndl circular knitting in pattern and decreasing in lace pattern (for thumb sts only)
Approximate Finished measurements:
Small- 3.75”(9.5cm)wx8.5(21.5cm)L”; Med- (10cm)wx9”(23cm)L; Large -4.25” (10.5cm)x 9.5”(24cm)L. Length given is for 7 total rnd repeats , for a shorter wrist length style use only 6 repeats. width is measured across widest part of palm after blocking.
Yarn: 1 hank Spud & Chloe Fine sock yarn
(superwash 80% wool/20% silk) 248 yards(227 meters ) in
color #7805 teal
1 set of 4 double-pointed needles size US #0/2mm for the small size; US#1/2.5mm for the medium size or US #2/2.75mm for the large size . Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge
Notions: 1 st marker; 1 small st holder ; 1 tapestry needle for weaving in tails
Gauges: small = 7.5 sts & 11 rnds per”/ 2.5mm
medium= 7 sts & 10 rnds per”/2.5mm
large= 6.5 sts & 9 rnds per”/2.5 mm
Gauge is measured over lace pattern, blocked.