Rose Garden Mitts by Mone Dräger

Rose Garden Mitts

October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in charted pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
280 - 340 yards (256 - 311 m)
S, M and L
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“I sat three quarters of an hour in the flower-garden, while Fanny cut the roses, and very pleasant it was.”
—Mansfield Park

Today’s rose gardens have little in common with those during the Regency era. Then, rose bushes were indeed more of a bush, with some of them up to six feet tall and shrubby in nature. Their flowering season, as for all old-time roses, was a short summer flowering with the entire bush covered in hundreds of blooms.

These delicate fingerless mitts enable you to carry your rose garden with you at all times. The mitts are knitted in the round from the bottom up. The cuff has a folded picot edging, the main part is a lace and colorwork pattern, and they cover about half of the fingers with another folded picot edging.

You can choose to work the pattern either from the chart or the written instructions.

Women’s S, M and L to fit hand circumference of approximately 14.25 (17.25, 20) cm 5.5 (6.75, 7.75)”. Length as given in the pattern results in 18 (18, 19.5) cm 7 (7, 7.5)”.

Fingering weight yarn with a yardage of approximately 220 m (242 yds) per 50 g - One skein as main colour and approximately 40 m (44 yds) each in two contrast colours.
2.5 mm / US size 1.5 and 2.75 mm / US size 2 DPNs or circular needle(s), for your preferred way to knit in the round.
2 stitch markers, scrap yarn or stitch holder, darning needle