Our second pattern in the Year of Mittens is here, and with it the unofficial return to Fall. (Hooray!)
The September Mitten is a Victorian-inspired lace design. Using a small bobble in conjunction with a simple chevron lace, this mitten is beautiful yet easy (and quick!) knit. Perfect for those chilly early mornings that aren't yet freezing cold, the September Mittens will keep you warm - and make you wish you were back on your sofa, knitting and re-watching old episodes of Downton Abbey.
The September Mitten has an interesting cuff construction. You start by knitting a simple lace edging worked back and forth on two double pointed needles that is then joined in the round to form the cuff. This is a fun and easy way to use lace edgings in place of a traditional ribbed cuff. The gusseted thumb construction is simple and elegant, using yarn-over's in place of standard make 1 increases to add a bit more interest.
YARN: The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering: eden valley, 1 skein.
28 sts + 40 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Lace Pattern, after blocking.
29 sts + 40 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st, after blocking.
1 – set US 2 (2.75 mm) dpns.
NOTIONS: Tapestry needle, 1 stitch marker, stitch holder or waste yarn, 1 yd. smooth waste yarn of comparable gauge.
SIZE: 8.75” (22.25 cm) total length, 8.5” (21.5 cm) hand circumference.
SKILLS: Reading lace from charts, picking up stitches, making bobbles.
We have four tips and tricks related to the pattern that you might find helpful: The first is a step-by-step tutorial to help walk you through joining the lace edging in the round and picking up stitches for the hand. The second is a bobble tutorial new to the pattern as well. The third is the waste yarn/thumb tutorial we introduced with the basic mittens, and the fourth is an old favorite on working lace from charts.
• For a tutorial on joining the edging for the cuff, visit our tips and tricks page here.
• For a tutorial on making the September Mitten bobble, visit the tips and tricks page here.
• For a tutorial on picking up stitches from waste yarn to work the mitten thumb, visit the tips and tricks page here.
• For a tutorial on working lace patterns from charts, visit the tips and tricks page here.