Free Pattern Wednesday: Auntie Mitts

If you are "afeared" of lace, these sexy mitts are a great starter project. Knit flat using the simple two-row "Stripe with Twisted Bars" pattern from Barbara Walker's second treasury, they whip up in a flash and look great peeking from underneath a simple cardigan or leather jacket.

Yarn: Sport weight (I used my own wonky handspun)

Amount: 100 yds

Needles: Size 6 US


Lace stitch is a multiple of 6 sts plus1.

Cast on 37 sts very loosely.

Row 1 (right side): K1, *yo, k1, k3 tog, k1, yo, k1; rep from *.

Row 2: P1, *k5, p1; rep from *.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 for 6.5 ins or until you reach desired length. BO loosely.


From CO edge using mattress st., seam mitt (about 4 ins.), leaving a 1.5-inch opening to accommodate thumb, continue seaming to BO edge.

Weave in ends. Add buttons to embellish. Wear with leather. And attitude.

Comments (2) -

August 6. 2008 03:20

Mar Alise

I saw your pattern while browsing Ravelry - very nice! I am always looking for new things to try. This easy lace pattern would show off so many of my small quantity, great-looking yarns that I haven't yet used. I think this could easily adapted for knitting on DPNs.

There is no such thing as too many gloves/mitts!
Love it!

Mar Alise |

August 7. 2008 04:47



Susan |

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