Rock Lobster mittens by SpillyJane

Rock Lobster mittens

April 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches = 1 inch
in Colourwork pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
462 yards (422 m)
8" hand circumference
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Somebody went under a dock
and there they saw a rock
it wasn’t A ROCK

-’Rock Lobster,’ The B-52s

Get out the beach towels and sunscreen, it’s time for the biggest beach-themed mitten this side of Frankie Avalon. Or grab the melted butter and plenty of paper towels, this could get messy…

Whatever your approach to everyone’s favourite crustacean these mittens - or fingerless mitts - are set to cause some motion in the ocean. Adorable lobsters cavort every which way over both the palm and back of hand. The perfect reminder of Summer and beach-ier times when you need it most.

Instructions are included in the pattern to produce both mittens and fingerless mitts.

Never knit colourwork before? Since these mittens only use one constrast colour these ones would be a great place to start!

Know a larger-claw’d lobster lover? These mitts are easily sized up by going up in yarn weight and needle size. Please note that in this case additional yardage may be required!

AND a note on yarn requirements: 2 balls of Knit Picks palette - one Main Colour and one Contrast Colour - will give you one complete adult-sized pair of mittens (or fingerless mitts.)