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Tailgate Mitts

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  • Lace

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Pattern Details

These mitts mix a traditional Shetland stranded pattern with a Latvian-style lace & braid cuff. They're super fun to knit! Want them unisex? Instead of the lace cuff, substitute a ribbed top & bottom cuff. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Simple lace, stranded knitting, braids, knitting in the round, reading charts GAUGE 40 sts & 48 rounds = 4in / 10cm in stranded St st on US1.5 (larger) needles 32 sts & 40 rounds = 4in / 10cm in Garter st on US1 (smaller) needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Fits up to 8in / 20.5cm palm circumference; Actual palm circumference above thumb: 7.5in / 19cm; Total Length: 6.5in / 16.5cm; Cuff length: 1.75in / 4.5cm (note: cuff pulls in between braids)

Recommended with this pattern

  • MC Malabrigo Sock yarn, 100% merino, 440 yds / 100g, 1 skein, Impressionist Sky CC Malabrigo Sock yarn, 100% merino, 440 yds / 100g, 1 skein, Cordovan Note: You can get at least 2 pairs of mitts out of this quantity of yarn. One pair takes approx 200 yds total.
  • US4 / 3.5mm (for cast on only); US1.5 / 2.5mm, or size to obtain gauge; US1 / 2.25mm, or size to obtain gauge
  • (3) stitch markers, one unique for beginning of round; yarn needle

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Sunset Cat Designs by Stephannie Tallent
Sunset Cat Designs by Stephannie Tallent
Stephannie is the author of <i>The Wild West Collection</i>, <i>California Revival Knits</i> and <i>Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock</i>. She also teaches Aran Lace Knitting in the Aran Lace DVD & Aran Lace Online Class from Interweave Knits. She talks about Aran Lace in an episode in the upcoming season of Knitting Daily. Her favorite type of knitting is colorwork...and cables...and lace...and twisted stitches. Yep, no favorite! She's inspired by nature, architecture, and pop culture (she's a self-avowed movie geek). Find her at or as StephCat on Ravelry.