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!) to 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 (60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair; 328 yds/100 gm skein): 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.
• 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.