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These lace mitts are knit using the Lingonberry pattern (pohlamarjakiri) from Haapsalu Ratik, New York 1972 (republished in Nancy Bush’s Knitted Lace of Estonia). These mitts are inspired by the Regency period in England; I’m a great Jane Austen fan and I could see Elizabeth Bennett or many other Jane Austen characters wearing these feminine mitts.
Skill Level: Intermediate or adventurous beginner
Sizing and Gauge: The sizing of these mitts is achieved by testing your gauge. It is important to do a swatch to determine the best sizing for your hands.
Sizes: Small – 8 sts per inch in stockinette stitch (unblocked); Medium/Average – 7 sts per inch in stockinette stitch (unblocked); and Large – 6.25 sts per inch in stockinette stitch (unblocked).
Note: It is best to knit mitts that fit tightly as the mitts will stretch during blocking due to the lace pattern.
- Size 2.75mm (US 2) circular or double pointed needles or size to obtain gauge
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
Yarn: approx. 110-140 yards fingering weight yarn for main color (MC) and 35-40 yards fingering weight yarn for contrast color.
Used in photo: Louet Gems Fingering Yarn (MC: Aqua, CC: Paisley)
These mitts provide both written and charted instructions of the lace repeat.