Elysian by Susan Lawrence


June 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
100 - 127 yards (91 - 116 m)
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These mitts were born when I found a skein of decadent angora yarn in my stash and needed a pattern that used only one skein. They are worked in the round from the fingers down to the cuffs with a roomy afterthought thumb. Instructions are given for both a long and a short cuff. The wrist is shaped by changing the size of the needle. The simple, mirrored lace pattern is presented in both chart form and written instructions; you choose the method you prefer. They are quick and easy to make.

Worked at the suggested gauge and after a firm blocking, the finished mitts are 8—9.5 inches long and measure approx. 7.5 inches in circumference. They will fit a woman’s size small/medium hand. The size can be altered slightly during blocking or you can use a larger or smaller needle to obtain a looser or tighter gauge.

You can substitute Louisa Harding Angora Kimono Pure yarn for the suggested yarn. Classic Elite Lush, Frog Tree sport-weight alpaca, and Rowan Kid Classic are also good substitutes.