1387 Fairport Road Suite 885 Fairport, NY 14450
Sep 10th, 2016
10.00 - 12.00
Sep 24th, 2016
10.00 - 12.00
Below is a short overview of our September Mitten, the pattern specifications, and a preview of techniques, so you know a little more about what to expect on when the pattern is released on September 1st. Want to know more about our Year of Mittens KAL and how to participate? Find out here.
The upcoming mitten is a Victorian-inspired lace design. Using a small bobble in conjunction with a simple chevron lace, this mitten, designed by Courtney Kelley, is beautiful yet easy (and quick!) to knit. Perfect for those chilly early mornings that aren't yet freezing cold, these elegant 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 uses the color Eden Valley, though of course it would be beautiful in any of our colors of Cumbria Fingering.
Techniques for the September Mitten
The September mitten has a variety of techniques, including picking up stitches from a lace edging to form the body of the mitten hand and making bobbles. You'll also practice reading a lace chart.
YARN: The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering (60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair; 328 yds/100 gm skein): 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.
Learn more about our Year of Mittens KAL.