Nancy Pearl Mitts
These lacy fingerless mitts will keep our librarian’s hands toasty while allowing her fingers to feel the smooth leather of the great books under her care. The Frost Flowers lace design is pretty and delicate but not too “holey” so they really will add warmth.
The naturally formed arches of the cuffs provide a graceful finish.
The mittens start with a few rows of garter stitch for firmness, then continue in the lace stitch, ending with a picot bind-off at the top. The palm will feature a panel in 1x1 ribbing, to ensure a snug fit.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn Love Elizabeth Bennet, 65% Superwash Merino, 20% Bamboo, 15% Silk (195 yds/178 m, 50 gm/1.76 oz skein). Colorway Art Deco 1 skein.
Needles/Hook – size 1 US/2.25 mm DPNs, or 2 circulars, or one circ if using “magic loop” method. Note: Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
28 sts and 32 rows = 10 cm/4 in. in stockinette stitch.
Mitts will stretch to fit a hand between 7 and 8 inches/17.5 to 20 cm in circumference. Mitt is 8 inches long.
Lace is charted.
There is a typo on the chart: Round 27 should have a yarn over before the purl stitch.
The fourth paragraph of the Cuff instructions should end: (k1, p1) 4 times.
First round of the Upper Hand should end: p2tog, (p1, k1) twice, p1, p2tog.
The paragraph that starts “You should now have the correct number of sts” should instead be : “You should now have 57 sts…”
The round that ends with 55 sts should end: “p2tog, k1, p1, k1, p2tog”.
Nancy Pearl is an American librarian, best-selling author, literary critic and was, until August 2004, the Executive Director of the Washington Center for the Book at Seattle Public Library. Her prolific reading and her knowledge of books and literature first made her locally famous in Seattle, Washington, where she regularly appears on public radio recommending books. Pearl was named 2011 Librarian of the Year by Library Journal.