Khamusak Lup Mitts by Tracy Hill

Khamusak Lup Mitts

April 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m)
Ladies' Medium
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

“Khamusak Lup” are the words for “bead” and “rope” in Chinook Jargon (aka Chinuk Wawa), the trade language that was used by fur traders and Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest during the 1800s. It is an interesting combination of words primarily derived from the local Native American languages, English, and French.

This mitt is knit in the round, and features a mini-gusset above the thumb hole, which gives a smidge of extra room and helps to prevent holes.

  • Beads are added as you knit – no pre-stringing required.
  • Choose long or short cuff length.
  • Pattern includes charts and written instructions.

The Appendix includes:
• how to add beads using SuperFloss
• tutorial for the gusset increases
• how to pick up stitches to complete the thumb
• using a 3-ring marker for keeping track of gusset increases

A light worsted yarn is recommended, 220 yards is more than enough for a pair in the long cuff length.

Many heartfelt thanks to my test knitters - Kirstyn, Joan, and Cat! Also to my dear husband and photographer, for being such a good sport!