Knit Women’s Lacy Mitts

These mitts use a simple four-round repeating lace pattern along the top of the arm and Stockinette Stitch on the back. A simple gusset is worked for the thumb.

This project is a little fancy and a lot of fun, and perfect for a special mom in your life, or even worked in white to wear at your wedding.

Knit Women’s Lacy Mitts

What you need

one ball Knit Picks Palette in Rouge or fingering weight wool of your choice
set of four size 3 US/3.25 mm double-pointed knitting needles
2 stitch markers
stitch holder or waste yarn

Gauge is 25 stitches and 36 rounds per 4 inches/10 cm, or 6.25 stitches and 9 rounds per inch/2.5 cm in Stockinette Stitch in the round.

Finished mitt is 10 inches/25 cm long at longest point and about 7 inches around unstretched. To fit an average sized woman's hand, but the lace panel allows it to stretch a lot.



Instructions

Knitting the Left Mitt

Cast on 48 stitches. Divide onto needles as follows: 13-22-13. Lace panel is worked on the center 22 stitches, while the remaining 26 stitches are worked in Stockinette Stitch.

Work the Vine Lace pattern as follows:

Rounds 1 and 3: Knit.

Round 2: K3, *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2*. Repeat from * to *, end k1.

Round 4: K2, *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1*. Repeat from * to *, end k2.

Continue in pattern until piece measures 6 inches/15 cm.

Next round, K6, place marker, m1, k1, m1, place marker, k6. Continue with panel on those stitches and increase on each end of the stitches inside the marker every other round until there are 15 stitches inside the markers.

Next round, work to thumb stitches and place them on a stitch holder or piece of waste yarn. Cast on 1 stitch over this space and continue in pattern for 1 inch/2.5 cm.

Work in k1, p1 ribbing for 4 rounds.

Bind off in pattern. lace mitt mothers day

Finishing the Thumb

Place the remaining 15 stitches back onto 2 needles and pick up one stitch where the thumb meets the hand.

Knit 5 rounds.

Work in k1, p1 ribbing for 4 rounds.

Bind off in pattern.

Knitting the Right Mitt

Work as for left mitt, but place the thumb gusset in the center of the 12 stitches at the end of the round rather than at the beginning of the round.


Comments

  1. I love this pattern but Round 2 does not come out right.

    • Hi Eleanor, I think I posted in the wrong area so am trying this way. My apologies if it gets posted twice!

      I searched vine lace stitch patterns and from what I found, the stitches between the* should be the same on both pattern rows. The only difference is the number of stitches before you start into your pattern, and at the end of the round are different. This causes the lace pattern to shift back and forth, giving the vine effect. This is what I did when I knit mine and they turned out right.
      So this is how I knit row 2:
      Round 2: K3, *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1* Repeat from * to *, end k1.
      I hope this helps you!

  2. Would like to make these mitts, but WHY DO I HAVE TO PRINT OFF ALL THE ADDITIONAL COMMENTS.?????? I just want the pattern! Please email me! Thanks

  3. Could you be more specific on the pattern in round 2, eg. where should the extra YO fit?

    • Hi Karen, sorry I didn’t see this comment until now. This is what I did and it worked out:

      Round 2: K3, *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1* Repeat from * to *, end k1.
      I hope this helps you!

  4. Hi there, love these mitts. I have casted on, but I think there may be a typo in line 2 of the vine lace pattern. Should there not be a YO, K1 at the end of the pattern sequence on that line? The way it is written, there is only one YO but 2 decreases. If I knit the way it is written I will eventually run out of stitches on that needle.

    • I searched vine lace stitch patterns and from what I found, the stitches between the* should be the same on both pattern rows. The only difference is the number of stitches before you start into your pattern, and at the end of the round are different. This causes the lace pattern to shift back and forth, giving the vine effect. This is what I did when I knit mine and they turned out right.
      So this is how I knit row 2:
      Round 2: K3, *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1* Repeat from * to *, end k1.
      I hope this helps you!

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