Sleekit Mitts by Star Rabinowitz

Sleekit Mitts

November 2008
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12.5 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
190 yards (174 m)
6" - 7.5" hand circumference (women's small to medium)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

These mitts use a simple lace edging adapted from a pattern originally published in 1840 (and recently transcribed by Franklin Habit). The hint of ribbing in the lace is carried up through the wrist and hand, giving these mitts a sleek profile and a snug, comfortable fit for a range of hand sizes. A fully-fashioned thumb gusset is also included.

The whole project knits up surprisingly quickly, and uses only one skein of a beautiful semi-solid sock yarn.

The Sleekit Mitts would make a great gift, or the perfect way to test-drive a fancy sock yarn you’ve been wanting to check out!

More information on the edging and its history can be found in Franklin’s Knitty article here.