Juliet's Openwork Mitts by Deb Hoss

Juliet's Openwork Mitts

Knitting
February 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
180 yards (165 m)
7 1/2" - 8 1/2" hand circumference
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This mitt pair is decorated with a somewhat floral 6 stitch x 4 row lace repeat on its upper side from cuff to fingers, and stockinette on its reverse allowing the tapering of nicely-long cuffs to be easily managed. Mitts are worked in the round and trimmed on each end with 2x1 ribbing. 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Hand circumference: 7½-8½“ (19-21.5 cm)
Hand length: 4¾” (12 cm)
Sleeve length: 5¼“ (13.25 cm)

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Finch wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 221 yds (202 m) per 50g skein); color – Carrie’s Yellow #125; 1 skein, or for comparable yarn, approximately 180 yards (165 m).

Needles
• 1 set double-pointed needles (dpns) US 3 (3.25mm) or size to obtain gauge
• 1 set dpns US 2½ (3mm) – one size smaller than above for trim

Notions
• Stitch markers
• Stitch holders (safety pins)
• Tapestry needle

GAUGE
28 sts and 40 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on larger needles
29.6 sts and 40 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in openwork rib lace on larger needles (expanded measure when worn)

TECHNIQUES REQUIRED
Knit, purl, Long-tail cast on, Backwards Loop cast on, circular knitting, ssk, k2tog, yo, skp, k1-r/b.

5 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, a lace chart and lace row/round counter to keep you on track during at-the-same-time instructions, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.