Lakeshore Fingerless Mitts by Margaret A. Mills
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Lakeshore Fingerless Mitts

January 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m)
ladies' medium-large
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Every summer, my family and I spend the last weekend before
Labor Day with friends on the shores of Lake Huron near Port
Huron, Michigan. The beach is very rocky, but the kids love to
swim and kayak anyway, and it’s a very peaceful way to finish out
the summer. These mitts grew out of sitting in the green shade
at the top of the bluff watching the sparkling waves roll in to the rocky shore.

Lakeshore Fingerless Mitts can be worked in heavy fingering or sport weight yarn, depending on how heavy you prefer your mitts. Mitts worked in sport weight yarn will fit a larger hand, even worked on the same size needles. These are richly textured mitts that start with the undulating waves at the fingers, and work backward across the rocky beach to the woods at the cuff. Beads are optional.

This is an Intermediate pattern, and includes both written and charted directions. Skills needed include: knit; purl; knit through the back loop; knit 2 together; slip, slip, knit; slip2, knit 1, pass slipped stitches over; make 1 right; make 1 left; and make 1 purlwise.

Materials Needed:

  • Approximately 200 yards of heavy fingering or sport weight yarn
  • Set of 4 US Size 2/2.75 mm double-pointed needles
  • Stitch holder or waste yarn
  • Stitch marker if desired to mark beginning of round
  • Tapestry/darning needle
  • 108 Size 6/0 beads (optional)
  • 0.75 mm crochet hook or dental floss for beading (optional)