Kelpie by Stephannie Tallent


July 2010
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
women's sm/med, med/lg
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Kelpies are mythical water horses that, in the guise of gorgeous horses, lure unwary travelers onto their
backs — and then drown (and then eat) the unlucky riders in the kelpie’s home body of water.

This Kelpie, though equally lovely, is much, much friendlier. With a combination of modified Japanese stitch patterns, twisted stitches and pretty passed-over lace stitches, all evoking streams and pebbles, Kelpie will seduce you with its delicate strength and beauty.

Pattern Notes

The cable/lace pattern is very stretchy, but these mitts
do fit snugly.

Finished size: To fit Women’s sm/med, med/lg.

  • Total length: 6.5”
  • Palm circumference: 5.5(6.25)”

Yarn: MacKintosh Yarns Celtic Sock, superwash merino, Light Fingering, 400 yards (366 meters)/ 100 grams. 1 skein Senka.

Needles: US 1.5/ 2.5mm and US2/2.75 mm, or size to obtain gauge. Your choice of Magic Loop, 2 circulars or DPNs.

Gauge: 32 sts and 48 rows = 4” in St st in rnd with larger needles.

Notions: cable needle, tapestry needle, 3 stitchmarkers.
Skills needed: knitting in the rnd, cabling, reading charts, simple lace.