Mill Run Mitts by Amy Maceyko

Mill Run Mitts

September 2014
Lace ?
28 stitches and 19.5 rows = 4 inches
in half double crochet (hdc) US term
2.25 mm (B)
225 - 400 yards (206 - 366 m)
S, M, L, XL (Approximately 6", 7", 8" & 9" circumference; See below)
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There is something special about working with a rare breed yarn like Leicester Longwool. When I saw the laceweight that Ross Farm had in their booth, I could not resist it. The resulting fabric is even nicer that I expected and is surprisingly soft given how rustic it looks. But if you are not one to wear rustic wool on your wrists, I’m hard pressed to imagine any laceweight yarn that wouldn’t work well with this pattern. The alpaca version is super soft and warm, without being heavy. The color changes and textured stitches keep the project interesting, but the stitch pattern is not complex

Novice crocheters should note that it can be tricky to see where to put your hook in stitches made with laceweight yarns. Also, if you choose darker shades of yarn, be sure to work in good lighting conditions.

Required Skills:

The cuff is worked flat and crocheted together to form a loop. The rest of the mitt is worked up in the round from the wrist up. The stitch pattern uses typical crochet stitches, as well as spike stitches, and crochet through the back loop & rear loop. The pattern includes descriptions of all stitches and a photo tutorial for locating the rear loop. Directions are written, not charted.

Gauge, after blocking:
28 sts & 20 rows = 4” (10cm) in half double crochet ribbing
28 sts & 19 rows = 4” (10 cm) in half double crochet
6-row pattern repeat = 1 1/8” long

U.S. Size B (2.25 mm) or size needed to produce noted gauge

Finished Measurements - Hand Circumference:
S - 6 1/4” - 16 cm
M - 7 3/8” - 18.75 cm
L - 8 1/2” - 21.5 cm
XL - 9 3/4” - 24.75 cm

Natural Brown & Cream Sample - Ross Farm Heritage & Rare Breed Fibers Laceweight yarn, 100% Leicester Longwool, 250 yds/skein, 1 skein each
Medium sample used approximately 150 yds of brown and 100 yds of cream.

Green & Purple Sample - Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lace, 100% Baby Alpaca, 437 yds/50g, 1 skein each, Color A: “Lake Chelan Heather”, Color B: “Thistle”
Medium sample used approximately 130 yds of Color A and 75 yds of Color B.

Good Substitutions - Any laceweight yarn

Additional Supplies
Tapestry Needle, Scissors,
Locking Stitch Marker (optional to note beginning of round)

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