Waltzing Mitts by Jill Bickers

Waltzing Mitts

November 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
6.5 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
260 yards (238 m)
Small, Medium, Large Women's Hands
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No Dancing Princess would go to the ball with bare hands! These mitts feature an Estonian Double Waterlily Motif and eyelets for a very feminine design. A thumb gusset makes them as comfortable as they are pretty. They were designed as a companion to These Socks Were Made for Dancing. Thank you once again, Olga Jamovidova, for sharing this motif on Ravelry and in New Lace – Old Traditions!

Size: Women’s Small (Medium, Large) to fit a hand circumference of about 6-6 1⁄2 (7-7 1⁄2, 8-8 1⁄2) inches 15-16.5 (18-19, 20-23)cm. Note: This is a stretchy pattern. If your hand falls between sizes, consider knitting the smaller size.

Needles: One set of US #3 (3.25mm) double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge. This pattern is easily adapted to Magic Loop or to knitting on two circulars; however, you may find it is easiest to knit the thumb on double- pointed needles.

Gauge: 6 1⁄2 sts/inch (2.5 cm) over stockinette stitch.

Yarn: Holiday Yarns Super Sheep DK, 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 260 yards (242m) to 4 oz (112g). One skein in Namaste. Any suitable DK wool or wool blend could be substituted.