Loop - Cedar Shake Mitts Pattern
Available as a printed pattern or PDF
This pattern has it all ~ lace, twisted stitches and ribbing. It stretches and contracts beautifully to give a well ~ fitted fingerless mitten with wrist ~ narrowing appeal while the wavy lines work to elongate the arm. It looks best in subtle semi ~ solid, hand ~ paint yarns such as Handmaiden Casbah or luxurious madelinetosh Pashmina.
Handmaiden Casbah: 81% superwash merino, 10% nylon, 9% cashmere, 115g = 325m/355 yd, 1 skein
Colour shown: Topaz
(Yellow version is 'Minegold')
Any sportweight yarn should work; look for one in a solid or semi-solid colour with a little sheen from silk or very tightly twisted wool, such as madelinetosh Pashmina.
Gauge: 10cm/4in = 26sts in stocking stitch
Needles: 3mm/US 3 dpns or 100cm/40in circular needle if using ‘magic loop’ technique
Notions: stitch markers, scrap yarn, darning needle
The pattern was designed by Juju Vail and Susan Cropper as part of our book ‘Juju’s Loops’.
Photography by Kristin Perers. Styling by Susan Cropper. Pattern and all images are copyright.