Arugula Mitts

These lacey fingerless gloves bring to mind the fresh spring greens just starting to grow in the garden. Stretchy ribbing worked across the palm of the hand and the thumb provides a comfortable fit.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Women’s medium, approx. 7.5” tall and 5” circumference, unstretched. To fit 7.5” hand circumference above thumb

Gauge: 26 sts and 36 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in St st after blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Super Fine Weight Yarn SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock (80% superwash wool, 20% nylon; 425 yards [389 meters]/115 grams): Savory (1 skein)

Needles: US size 2 (2.75 mm) set of 4 dpn

Notions: Markers, spare yarn or stitch holder, tapestry needle

Abbreviations

M1L (Make 1 left): Insert left needle under yarn strand between needles from front to back and knit through back loop.

M1R (Make 1 right): Insert left needle under yarn strand between needles from back to front and knit through back loop.

M1LP (Make 1 left purl): Insert left needle under yarn strand between needles from front to back and purl through back loop.

M1RP (Make 1 right purl): Insert left needle under yarn strand between needles from back to front and purl through back loop.

Special Stitches

Left Hand Lace

Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: K1, [k2tog, yo] 4 times, k9.
Rnds 3-10: Work Rnds 1-2, 4 more times.
Rnd 11: Knit.
Rnd 12: K9, [k2tog, yo] 4 times, k1.
Rnds 13-20: Work Rnds 11-12, 4 more times.
Rep Rnds 1-20 for pattern.

Right Hand Lace

Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: K9, [yo, ssk] 4 times, k1.
Rnds 3-10: Work Rnds 1-2, 4 more times.
Rnd 11: Knit.
Rnd 12: K1, [yo, ssk] 4 times, k9.
Rnds 13-20: Work Rnds 11-12, 4 more times.

Rep Rnds 1-20 for pattern.

Thumb Gusset

Rnd 1: M1LP, k2, M1RP. (2 sts inc’d)
Rnds 2-3: P1, k2, p1.
Rnd 4: M1LP, p1, k2, p1, M1RP. (2 sts inc’d)
Rnds 5-6: P2, k2, p2.
Rnd 7: M1L, p2, k2, p2, M1R. (2 sts inc’d)
Rnds 8-9: K1, p2, k2, p2, k1.
Rnd 10: M1L, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1, M1R. (2 sts inc’d)
Rnds 11-12: [K2, p2] 2 times, k2.
Rnd 13: M1LP, [k2, p2] 2 times, k2, M1RP. (2 sts inc’d)
Rnds 14-15: P1, [k2, p2] 2 times, k2, p1.
Rnd 16: M1LP, p1, [k2, p2] 2 times, k2, p1, M1RP. (2 sts inc’d)
Rnds 17-18: [P2, k2] 3 times, p2. (16 sts)

Pattern Notes

Savory, the colorway shown here, has been discontinued. Substitute the colorway of your choice, such as Basil.

Mitts are worked in the round from the bottom up. Stitches for the thumb are increased up the side and split off from the main mitt to work separately.

Pattern

Left Hand Mitt

CO 40 sts. Divide evenly onto 3 dpn and join to work in the rnd.

Rnds 1-7: [K2, p2] around.
Rnd 8: Work Rnd 1 of Left Hand Lace pattern over first 18 sts, p2, [k2, p2] to end of rnd.
Rnds 9-27: Continue in pattern as set until 1 full 20-rnd repeat of Left Hand Lace pattern has been worked.
Rnd 28: Work Rnd 1 of Left Hand Lace pattern over first 18 sts, [p2, k2] 4 times, p2, place marker, work Rnd 1 of Thumb Gusset over next 2 sts, place marker, p2.
Rnds 29-45: Continue in pattern as set, working Thumb Gusset between markers until entire 18-rnd Thumb Gusset has been worked.
Rnd 46: Work Left Hand Lace pattern over first 18 sts, [p2, k2] 4 times, p2, remove marker, slip 14 sts before next marker onto spare yarn to work later, remove marker, CO 2 sts using the backward loop cast on, p2. (40 sts total)
Rnd 47: Work Left Hand Lace pattern over first 18 sts, p2, [k2, p2] to end. (2 full repeats of Left Hand Lace pattern worked)
Rnds 48-58: Work Rnds 1-11 of Left Hand Lace pattern once more.
Rnds 59-64: [k2, p2] around.

BO all sts in pattern.

Thumb

Reattach yarn to rightmost st on spare yarn, and transfer sts onto 3 dpns.

Rnd 1: [p2, k2] 3 times, p2, pick up and knit 2 sts into CO sts of hand. (16 sts)
Rnds 2-7: [p2, k2] around.

BO all sts in pattern.

Right Hand Mitt

CO 40 sts. Divide evenly onto 3 dpn and join to work in the rnd.

Rnds 1-7: [K2, p2] around.
Rnd 8: Work Rnd 1 of Right Hand Lace pattern over first 18 sts, p2, [k2, p2] to end of rnd.
Rnds 9-27: Continue in pattern as set until 1 full 20-rnd repeat of Right Hand Lace pattern has been worked.
Rnd 28: Work Rnd 1 of Right Hand Lace pattern over first 18 sts, p2, place marker, work Rnd 1 of Thumb Gusset over next 2 sts, place marker, p2, [k2, p2] to end.
Rnds 29-45: Continue in pattern as set, working Thumb Gusset between markers, until entire 18-rnd Thumb Gusset has been worked.
Rnd 46: Work Right Hand Lace pattern over first 18 sts, p2, remove marker, slip 14 sts before next marker onto spare yarn to work later, remove marker, CO 2 sts using the backward loop cast on, p2, [k2, p2] to end. (40 sts total)
Rnd 47: Work Right Hand Lace pattern over fist 18 sts, p2, [k2, p2] to end. (2 full repeats of Right Hand Lace pattern worked)
Rnds 48- 58: Work Rnds 1-11 of Right Hand Lace pattern once more.
Rnds 59-64: [k2, p2] around.

BO all sts in pattern.

Work Thumb same as Left Hand Mitt.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block mitts, straightening lace panels. yarn ball

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