Petticoat Mittens by Meg Roke
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Petticoat Mittens

October 2015
Lace ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch on smaller needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
800 yards (732 m)
Mitten: 6½ (7, 7½)" hand circumference and 10 (10¾, 11¾)" long. Mittens shown measure 7"

These mittens were inspired by the feminine and suggestive trim of ladies’ petticoats during the Regency period. The hems varied from simply pleated to frilly and ruffled. Petticoat Mittens feature tiered gentle ruffles along the cuff of the mitten. Drape is extremely important for this project because of the gentle ruffles. If there is not enough drape, the ruffles will look bulky and stiff, which defeats the purpose of elegance and movement, two key characteristics of the hem of any Regency skirt.