Purple Rain Mitts
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These mitts were inspired by Prince’s song and movie “Purple Rain.” This pattern is available as part of a 4-pattern ebook including hat, cowl and neckwarmer.
Pattern has been test knitted by multiple knitters and tech edited by Lauren Cross (crazyl).
Skills learned: Beading (full photo tutorial provided) and cabling without a cable needle (instructions provided)
Skill Level: Intermediate or Adventurous Beginner
Size: Woman’s Small, Medium, and Large. Directions are written for size S with changes for sizes M and L in parentheses
Gauge: 19.5 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch, unblocked
- Size 3.75mm (US 5) circular needles (at least 32” cable for magic loop) or double pointed needles or size to obtain gauge
- Crochet Hook ( any size between 0.75 – 1.25mm) for beading purposes
- Approx. 20-24 size E or 5/0 glass seed beads
- Stitch markers (3)
- Tapestry needle
Yarn: approx. 120 yards Worsted weight yarn. Used in photo: Malabrigo Merino Worsted (Purple Mystery)