Lilac Mittens by Heather Desserud

Lilac Mittens

September 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
400 yards (366 m)
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I designed these mittens for my mom, who loves the scent of lilac blossoms in the spring.

The main pattern shows a cluster of lilac blossoms while the palm is a traditional Scandinavian mitten design. I designed the stylized vine-and-leaf cuff to contrast with the blossoms.

Any fingering or sport weight yarn would work, although I recommend Knit Picks Telemark for warmth and durability. The sample was knit in Bernat Satin Sport because of my mom’s wool sensitivity; I used less than 1 skein of each colour.


Special thanks to MissChief, who put together a blank Excel chart for me to play with!