These lacy and delicate mitts are perfect for cool spring mornings or a quick gift for Mother’s Day. Eyelets and mock cables provide texture and interest in this intermediate pattern.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: Finished Circumference: 6 (6.5)” [15 (16.5 cm]; height: 7.5 (8)” [19 (20) cm]. Shown in 6” [15 cm]. The smaller size fits a hand circumference of 7-8” [17.5-20.5 cm] and the larger size 8-8.5” [20.5-21.5 cm]
Gauge: 24 sts and 36 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in St st, lightly blocked; One 21-st Lace Repeat= 2.5” across x 2” high [6.5 x 5 cm]
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% superwash merino wool; 420 yards [384 meters]/100 grams): Grenadine (1 (1) hank)
Needle: US size 5 (3.75 mm): double point needle
Notions: Markers, waste yarn or stitch holder, US size C (2.75 mm) or D (3.25 mm) crochet hook (optional: for finishing nupps)
Nupp: Loosely (k1,yo) twice, k1 in a single st.
K5tog Tbl: Knit 5 sts together through the back loop.
Mock cable: Sl 3rd st over first 2 sts, k1, yo, k1.
1/2 RC: Sl 2 sts to cn, hold in back, k1, k2 from cn.
Mock Cable (worked over 3 sts)
Rnd 1: Mock cable.
Rnds 2-4: Knit.
Rep Rnds 1-4 for patt.
Lace (worked over 21 sts)
Rnd 1: Work Mock Cable, p1, k4, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, k4, p1, Mock Cable.
Rnd 2: K3, p1, (k6, p1) twice, k3.
Rnd 3: K3, p1, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, ssk, k3, p1, k3.
Rnd 4: K3, p1, k4, (p1, k1) twice, p1, k4, p1, k3.
Rnd 5: Mock Cable, p1, k2, k2tog, yo, (p1, k1) twice, p1, yo, ssk, k2, p1, Mock Cable.
Rnd 6: K3, p1, k3, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, k3, p1, k3.
Rnd 7: K3, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, p1, nupp, k1, p1, k1, nupp, p1, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k3.
Rnd 8: K3, p1, k2, p2, k5tog tbl, k1, p1, k1, k5tog tbl, p2, k2, p1, k3.
Rnd 9: Mock Cable, p1, k2tog, yo, p1, nupp, k2, p1, k2, nupp, p1, yo, ssk, p1, Mock Cable.
Rnd 10: K3, p1, k1, p2, k5tog tbl, k2, p1, k2, k5tog tbl, p2, k1, p1, k3.
Rnd 11: K3, p1, k1, p1, nupp, k3, p1, k3, nupp, p1, k1, p1, k3.
Rnd 12: K3, p1, k1, p1, k5tog tbl, k3, p1, k3, k5tog tbl, p1, k1, p1, k3.
Rnd 13: Mock Cable, p1, k1, nupp, k2, (p1, k1) twice, p1, k2, nupp, k1, p1, Mock Cable.
Rnd 14: K3, p1, k1, k5tog tbl, k2, (p1, k1) twice, p1, k2, k5tog tbl, k1, p1, k3.
Rnd 15: K3, p1, k4, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, k4, p1, k3.
Rnd 16: Rep Rnd 3.
Rnd 17: Mock Cable, p1, k2, k2tog, yo, k2, p1, k2, yo, ssk, k2, p1, Mock Cable.
Rnd 18: K3, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, p1, k3, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k3.
Rnd 19: K3, p1, k2tog, yo, k4, p1, k4, yo, ssk, p1, k3.
Rnd 20: Rep Rnd 2.
Rep Rnds 1-20 for patt.
Mitt is worked in the rnd from the bottom up, working the Lace patt three times. After the first repeat, the thumb gusset is started. The thumb sts are placed on waste yarn until the body is completed.
When creating the nupps, use a loose tension. The nupps are finished in the following rnd by knitting the sts together through the back loops. A crochet hook can be used.
Pattern – (Make Two)
CO loosely 42 (46) sts. Place marker and join for working in the rnd.
Rnds 1-2: P1, k3, p1, (k2, p2, k2, p1) twice, k3, *p1, k3; rep from * to end.
Rnd 3: P1, work Mock Cable patt, p1, (k2, p2, k2, p1) twice, work Mock Cable patt, p1, work Mock Cable patt, *p1, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, work Mock Cable patt.
Rnds 4-6: Rep Rnd 3.
Rnds 1-20: P1, work Lace patt, p1, work Mock Cable patt, *p1, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, continue Mock Cable patt.
For Left Mitt Only
Set-up Rnd: M1R, k1, M1L, pm for Thumb Gusset, cont patt as est. (2 sts inc. 44 (48) sts)
Next Rnd: P1, k1, p1, sm, cont patt as est.
Rnd 1 (inc): P1, M1R, k to 1 st before m, M1L, p1, sm, cont patt as est. (2 sts inc)
Rnds 2-3: P1, k to 1 st before m, p1, sm, cont patt as est.
For Right Mitt Only
Set-up Rnd: P1, work Lace patt, pm for Thumb Gusset, M1R, k1, M1L, pm for Thumb Gusset, cont patt as est. (2 sts inc, 44 (48) sts)
Next Rnd: Work to marker, sm, p1, k1, p1, sm, cont patt as est.
Rnd 1 (inc): Work to marker, sm, p1, M1R, k to 1 st before m, M1L, p1, sm, cont patt as est. (2 sts inc)
Rnds 2-3: Work to marker, sm, p1, k to 1 st before m, p1, sm, cont patt as est.
For Both Mitts
Rep last 3 rnds (Rnds 1-3) 6 more times.
Rep Inc Rnd once more. (58 (62) sts: 17 sts between markers for Thumb Gusset)
Work even in est patt until piece measures 3 (3.25)” from the base of the Thumb Gusset.
For Left Mitt only
Transfer the Thumb Gusset sts to waste yarn, removing thumb marker, pm for beginning of rnd. With working yarn, CO 1 st, cont patt as est. (42 (46) sts)
For Right Mitt only
Work to Thumb m, remove m, transfer Thumb Gusset sts to waste yarn, remove m, CO 1 st, cont patt as est. (42 (46) sts)
For Both Mitts
Work even in est patt until Rnds 1-20 of Lace patt has been worked 3 times total.
Rnd 1: P1, Mock Cable, p1, (k2, p2, k2, p1) twice, Mock Cable, p1, Mock Cable, *p1, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, Mock Cable.
Rnds 2-4: P1, k3, p1, (k2, p2, k2, p1) twice, k3, *p1, k3; rep from * to end.
Rnd 5: P1, 1/2 RC, p1, (k2, p2, k2, p1) twice, 1/2 RC, p1, 1/2 RC, *p1, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, 1/2 RC.
Rep Rnd 2 once (5) time(s).
Fasten off loosely in patt.
Transfer Thumb sts to needles. Join yarn to work in the rnd and knit all sts. Pick up and knit 1 st from the CO st. (18 sts)
Work in St st for 6 rnds.
Next 2 Rnds: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Fasten off loosely in patt.
Lightly block to measurements. Weave in ends.
Why is there nothing to allow you to print the directions?
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I, too, have large hands and need the XL pattern.
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Can you please ask the designer to provide instructions for an XL hand size? I wear a size 9 glove – I have large hands for a woman, and often need to find men’s gloves to fit my hands. I’d love to make these, as an advanced beginner, but need directions, please. No way could I figure out how to not lose the pattern without directions. Thank you, Ingrid
I’ve never done mock cables, only real cables. I’m going to go youtube a video to watch it done. I’m looking forward to trying this.
I like these mock cables because they lie nice and flat on your hand. Real cables would have a big hump wherever they cross. Thanks for the pattern.
I LOVE them Both!!
I have only done cable so learning the mock will be fun.
It really depends on the project and how the “type” of cable design would effect the look of the finished project.
Both of them, it depends on the project
never knew those stitches were mock cables. so I guess it depends on what look I want to see.
I’m actually not sure – some times I like mock cables, sometimes I like cables. It depends on my mood at the time and the project at hand.
I love both! Sometimes I’m not in the mood for a full on cable, but I want the appearance of one, so mock cables come in handy for those days.
Depends on my mood and what I’m making them for. I’ve done both and each has it’s own pluses and minuses. Sometimes I just don’t feel like dealing with the cable needles and moving stitches. Other times, I want the cable look.
I have no preference although mock cables seem harder to knit for me.
I like the Lacey pattern for these mitts and I don’t think of them as mock cables. I love the look of real cables!
It all depends. I love the look of cables, but mock cables create interesting designs, as well. Now that I know how to cable without a cable needle, they aren’t too time consuming.
Mock cables all the way! Easier and less bulky
Love these! Cables can be so bulky on gloves, thank you!
I LOVE cables! Never tried a mock cable
I’ve never tried mock cables, but real cables are quite fun!
Either. I make whatever I want to no matter what the techniques involved.
I love real cables, but mock cables have a place especially when used with lace in patterns.
no preference for either. They both look good.
I prefer real cables although I do both happily!
I haven’t done too many real cables, so at this point, I still prefer the mock. Once I get good at the real ones, I might change my mind! Currently making a baby blanket with real cables, so we’ll see how that goes.
Cables, though both are lovely and can serve different design ends.
Real cables p;ease! Thanks!
I think I prefer true cables…more texture and they are fun to knit.
I have never done mock cables so I can’t decide till I try them.
I love both! But if I had to choose, I would choose “real” cables.
I like them both. I haven’t made as many mock cables as real ones, so I’m not sure which will get my final vote.
I prefer really cables, but since I haven’t had much luck knitting them, I guess I have to stick with mock cables for right now!
A combination of both can be lovely.
I prefer cables. So easy, and such a pretty touch.
I love cables – they are so impressive, yet not too difficult to accomplish.
Like them both!
I like them both, but traditional cables win my heart!
I prefer cables
I like cables the best. Thanks for the free patterns and hope I win the contest!
I’ve never done mock cables, so I guess cables!
1 is cabled, 1 looks cabled…win, win.
Love all cables the more complicated the better
I love both kinds of cables.
I like both
While I enjoy both of them, cables are my choice.
I absolutely Love fingerless gloves!
Real cables is why I learned to knit.
I’ve not yet tried cables but love the look of them.
I prefer cables!
Love them both!