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The lace pattern that reaches up the back of the Fancy Mittens from Home Work

Please note: aside from the lace sample shown above, this pattern has not been test knit

Pattern

Size, Materials and Gauge

These mittens are designed to fit a small woman’s hand.
Knit with the suggested number of cast on sts at a gauge of 9 sts per inch, these mitts will fit a hand 17cm or 6 3/4″ in circumference with 1/4″ of ease.

You will need a fine fingering weight yarn and 2.25mm needles. Don’t forget to check your gauge.

Pattern

Abbreviations

K = knit
P = purl
Yo = yarn over
K2tog = knit two stitches together
ssk = slip slip knit, this can also be worked as slip 1, k1, psso
psso = pass the slipped stitch over

Pattern

Cuff

The cuff is worked the same way for both mittens.

Cast on 63sts and work as follows until your work is as long as you desire for the cuff of your mitten

R1 (RS): k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, p2; repeat to the end of the round

R2: k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p2; repeat to the end of the round

R3: ssk, k5, k2tog, p2; repeat to the end of the round

R4: ssk, k3, k2tog, p2; repeat to the end of the round

Knitting chart for the cuff of fancy mitten pattern 1891

Begin thumb gusset

Right hand mitten

Sections of the pattern in bold are the thumb gusset.

Sections of the patterns in square parenthesis are the lace stitch that runs vertically up the back of the mitten

R1 (RS): k4, [(p2, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1) three times, p2], k4, begin thumb gusset shaping – m1, k1, m1, – front of palm – k31

R2: k4, [(p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3) three times, p2], k38

R3: k4, [(p2, ssk, k5, k2tog) three times, p2], k4, m1, k3, m1, k31

R4: k4, [(p2, ssk, k3, k2tog) three times, p2], k40

R5: k4, [(p2, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1) three times, p2], k4, m1, k5, m1, k31

R6: k4, [(p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3) three times, p2], k42

R7: k4, [(p2, ssk, k5, k2tog) three times, p2], k4, m1, k7, m1, k31

R8: k4, [(p2, ssk, k3, k2tog) three times, p2], k44

Knitting chart for the right hand thumb gusset of fancy mitten pattern 1891

Continue working in this manner, knitting two more stitches between the “m1” of the thumb gusset on every second round until you reach M1, k27, M1

Note that the lace stitch that runs up the back of the mitten has a four round repeat so you can keep following the instructions in square brackets for the lace section.

Left hand mitten

Sections of the pattern in bold are the thumb gusset.

Sections of the patterns in square parenthesis are the lace stitch that runs vertically up the back of the mitten

R1 (RS): k31, m1, k1, m1, k4, [(p2, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1) three times, p2], k4

R2: k38, [(p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3) three times, p2], k4

R3: k31, m1, k3, m1, k4, [(p2, ssk, k5, k2tog) three times, p2], k4

R4: k40, [(p2, ssk, k3, k2tog) three times, p2], k4

R5: k31, m1, k5, m1, k4, [(p2, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1) three times, p2], k4

R6: k42, [(p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3) three times, p2], k4

R7: k31, m1, k7, m1, k4, [(p2, ssk, k5, k2tog) three times, p2] k4

R8: k44, [(p2, ssk, k3, k2tog) three times, p2], k4

Knitting chart for the left hand thumb gusset of fancy mitten pattern 1891

Continue working in this manner, knitting two more stitches between the “m1” of the thumb gusset until you reach M1, k27, M1

Note that the lace stitch that runs up the back of the mitten has a four round repeat so you can keep following the instructions in square brackets for the lace section.

For both mittens

Place 31sts on a holder for the thumb. These stitches include the 27sts between the “M1” stitches knit on the last round, both “M1” stitches (29sts) and one plain knit stitch on either side of the M1 stitches (31sts).

Knitting chart for the thumb stitches of fancy mitten pattern 1891

Keeping lace pattern correct throughout, work 30sts, cast on 2, work to the end of the round.
Work in pattern, for 3 ½”, making sure to finish with round 4 or 8 of the lace pattern.

Shape Top

Note: Rather than continuing the lace pattern, you may wish to work this section in plain stocking stitch.

Right hand mitten

R1 (RS): k1, ssk, (k1, p2, k1, yo, k3, yo) three times, k1, p2, k1, k2tog, k2, ssk, k25, k2tog, k1

R2: k3, (p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3) three times, p2, k32

R3: k1, ssk, (p2, ssk, k5, k2tog) three times, p2, k2tog, k2, ssk, k23, k2tog, k1

R4: k2, (p2, ssk, k3, k2tog) three times, p2, k29

R5: k1, p2tog tbl, p1, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, p2, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, p2, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, p1, p2tog, k2, ssk, k21, k2tog, k1

R6: k1, p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p2, k26

R7: k1, p2tog tbl, ssk, k5, k2tog, p2, ssk, k5, k2tog, p2, ssk, k5, k2tog, p2tog, k2, ssk, k19, k2tog, k1

R8: k1, p1, ssk, k3, k2tog, p2, ssk, k3, k2tog, p2, ssk, k3, k2tog, p1, k24

R9: k1, ssk, k3, yo, k1, p2, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, p2, k1, yo, k3, k2tog, k2, ssk, k17, k2tog, k1

R10: k4, yo, k3, p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p2, k3, yo, k25

R11: k1, ssk, k3, k2tog, p2, ssk, k5, k2tog, p2, ssk, k3, k2tog, k2, ssk, k15, k2tog, k1

R12: k4, k2tog, p2, ssk, k3, k2tog, p2, ssk, k23

R13: k1, ssk, k2, yo, k1, p2, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, p2, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k2, ssk, k13, k2tog, k1

R14: k3, yo, k3, p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p2, k3, yo, k20

R15: k1, ssk, k2, k2tog, p2, ssk, k5, k2tog, p2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, ssk, k11, k2tog, k1

R16: k3, k2tog, p2, ssk, k3, k2tog, p2, ssk, k18

Knitting chart for the top of the right hand mitten for fancy mitten pattern 1891

Graft the top closed

Left hand mitten

R1 (RS): k1, ssk, k25, k2tog, k2, ssk, (k1, p2, k1, yo, k3, yo) three times, k1, p2, k1, k2tog, k1

R2: k32, (p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3) three times, p2, k3

R3: k1, ssk, k23, k2tog, k2, ssk, (p2, ssk, k5, k2tog) three times, p2, k2tog, k1

R4: k29, (p2, ssk, k3, k2tog) three times, p2, k2

R5: k1, ssk, k21, k2tog, k2, p2tog tbl, p1, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, p2, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, p2, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, p1, p2tog, k1

R6: k26, p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p2, k1

R7: k1, ssk, k19, k2tog, k2, p2tog tbl, ssk, k5, k2tog, p2, ssk, k5, k2tog, p2, ssk, k5, k2tog, p2tog, k1

R8: k24, p1, ssk, k3, k2tog, p2, ssk, k3, k2tog, p2, ssk, k3, k2tog, p1, k1

R9: k1, ssk, k17, k2tog, k2, ssk, k3, yo, k1, p2, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, p2, k1, yo, k3, k2tog, k1

R10: k25, yo, k3, p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p2, k3, yo, k4

R11: k1, ssk, k15, k2tog, k2, ssk, k3, k2tog, p2, ssk, k5, k2tog, p2, ssk, k3, k2tog, k1

R12: k23, k2tog, p2, ssk, k3, k2tog, p2, ssk, k4

R13: k1, ssk, k13, k2tog, k2, ssk, k2, yo, k1, p2, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, p2, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1

R14: k20, yo, k3, p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p2, k3, yo, k3

R15: k1, ssk, k11, k2tog, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, p2, ssk, k5, k2tog, p2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k1

R16: k18, k2tog, p2, ssk, k3, k2tog, p2, ssk, k3

Knitting chart for the top of the left hand mitten for fancy mitten pattern 1891

Graft the top closed

Thumb

Put the stitches for the thumb onto three double pointed needles

Knit 31, pick up 2sts from the two stitches cast on for the body (33sts)

Next round: k30, k2tog, ssk, (the second stitch of the ssk will use one stitch from the first needle)- 31sts

Knit 30 rounds straight

Decrease for top of thumb
*K2tog, k2; repeat to last 3sts, k2tog, k1 (24sts)

Knit one round

*K2tog, k2; repeat to end of round (17sts)

Knit one round

K2tog to last st, k1 (9sts)

Break yarn, thread through remaining stitches, pull tight and fasten off.

Original Pattern

I am including a scan of the original pattern so that you can appreciate the difference between the original and updated patterns. Note that the original does not have a thumb gusset mentioned, although it would not work without one.

Original fancy mitten pattern 1891

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