The Swoopsie Mitts by Jennifer Adair

The Swoopsie Mitts

Knitting
October 2016
Light Fingering ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in unblocked stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
90 - 110 yards (82 - 101 m)
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Price is $1 if you purchase or already have a copy of Swoopsie.

The Swoopsie Mitts are a pair of twisted stitch lace wrist warmers that coordinate with Swoopsie. Like the shawl, they can be beaded or not, and are part of my Entwined Lace series.

Purchase of any pattern in the series includes a free copy of The Entwined Lace Mitts, a set of twisted stitch lace wrist warmers. This pattern includes several pages of background on twisted stitch lace, beading, cast ons and bind offs appropriate for the lace, chart symbols, abbreviations, and terms used in the Entwined Lace patterns.

The Swoopsie Mitts pattern includes charts and complete written directions with some abbreviations.

Skill Level and Techniques
Experienced. Techniques used in this pattern:

  • twisted stitch lace
  • work in rows changing to in the round
  • beading (optional)

Size
Adult. Size can be increased or decreased by changing needle size.

  • palm circumference: 7.5”/19cm after blocking
  • length: 9”/23cm after blocking

Gauge
20 sts in 4”/10cm, US4/3.5mm, stockinette, in rows, not blocked

Yarn
This is a fine/sport weight yarn, Yarn Council Standard #2. I recommend having about 1.5oz/42g in 100yd/91m available.

  • Hand spun Border Leicester, 2 ply, used 75yd/68m per 0.7oz/20g

Tools

  • US4/3.5mm, 32”/80cm, circular or double points, 2 sets if working two at a time
  • crochet hook to match

Beads and Bead Tools

  • 150 beads, 2 tubes, Toho 6/0 “E”, 9g/tube, color 1952-42
  • US10/1.30mm crochet hook
  • OR your beading tool of choice