Year of Mittens

Year of Mittens: September Mitten

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. 

SPECIFICATIONS
YARN: The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering: eden valley, 1 skein.
GAUGE: 
28 sts + 40 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Lace Pattern, after blocking.
29 sts + 40 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st, after blocking.
NEEDLES:
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.

You can buy the individual pattern via our pattern page here, or on Ravelry here. If you are a subscriber to the full year of patterns, your PDF is waiting for you in your inbox!

4 thoughts on “Year of Mittens: September Mitten

  1. April says:

    I love the idea of this mitten for a cooler day but not yet winter weather. A thick, toasty mitten is not always needed!

  2. Annmarie says:

    So I feel a little stupid. First, Not sure which is the front or back of the lace edging and then when connecting and picking up the stitches it is not clear where to enter to pick up the stitch. I have looked at the tutorial, my stitches don’t look like this. I was always taught when you slip a stitch you should slip it purl wise if not indicated differently. But now I feel the the tutorial looks like they slipped the first stitch knit wise. Has any one made these yet…

    1. Don’t feel stupid! Whichever way you slip it is fine, and since you’re picking the sts up you won’t see them anyways. I slipped the stitch purl-wise, with the yarn in front, then brought it to the back between the needles to knit the rest of the row.

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