Pattern Intro: The Cedar Glen Mitts are perfect for the odd ball of special yarn in your stash! I designed them to be super customizable – you can change up the yarn colors, the yarn weight, and the way you finish them. The knitting stays interesting with a foliage-inspired lace panel and short rows for shaping, and the finished mitts are just the thing for your Autumn wardrobe!
Finished Size: Both versions are 10” long, 6.5” around the knuckles (unstretched) and 7.5” around the forearm (unstretched.)
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss DK, 70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk; 123 yds/50g: 1 skein each of Doe (MC) and Tranquil (CC).
Yarn: Willow Yarns Daily, 100% Superwash Wool; 284 yds/100g: 1 ball Slate.
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Fingering, 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon; 231 yds/50 g: 1 skein each of Basalt Heather (MC) and Mustard (CC).
Needles: Size 6 (4.0 mm) straight, for DK weight, and size 4 (3.5 mm) straight, for Fingering weight. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Removable marker, tapestry needle.
DK: 21 sts and 38 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in seed stitch on size 6 needles
Fingering: 25 sts and 46 rows = 4” (10 cm) in seed stitch on size 4 needles
Notes: These mitts are a modular knit! First you knit the lace panel and block, and then you pick up and knit the rest of the mitt from either side of the lace panel, shaping it with short rows. Instructions for the DK weight option are listed first, with the Fingering weight instructions in parentheses. I’ve provided two finishing options, so if you don’t like seaming, then follow the instructions for the second option!
The Designer: Katie Canavan has been knitting for 12 years and sewing for twice as long. Five years ago she started her blog Under the Red Umbrella, which quickly expanded to include an Etsy shop and craft fairs. She is half of Red Letter Day Stitches, and lives in Los Angeles. All things Katie can be found at www.katiecanavan.com. For questions about this pattern please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.