Alison Crowther-Smith

Scallop Edge Mitts

These mittens are really elegant and also fairly easy and fast to knit.  I designed them for my Christmas Gifts workshops, and I had in mind that they should be economical (they use 2 x 50g balls of yarn) and fast – but not boring.

The result was a pair of mitts with an interesting and pretty beaded scalloped cuff, and then the rest of the mitten is knitted in moss stitch rib.  There is an optional crochet scallop top edge which echoes the cast-on cuffs.

To knit these mittens you will need:

  • 2 x 50g balls of DK yarn.  I have used Debbie Bliss Rialto (the pink pair) and also Juniper Moon Farms Findlay Silk Wool (the grey pair). I had about 20g left over from each knit.  Really any standard DK wool or wool mix will be fine.
  • Size 6 beads – 78 in all.
  • A pair of 4mm single pointed needles.
  • 3.25mm needles to knit in the round.  I used DPNs and also knit a pair Magic Loop.
  • 3.25mm crochet hook (optional).
  • 3 stitch markers, ideally 2 of which are different from the other.
  • A large safety pin or length of waste yarn.

Skills used:

  • Beading on the cuff.
  • Increasing/decreasing.
  • Knitting flat (cuff).
  • Knitting in the round (main mitten).
  • Rib.
  • Picking up and knitting (in the thumb)
  • Simple crochet (optional).

I  think these are suitable for a reasonably confident knitter but they are not very hard.

Scallop Mitts Pink Cuff and beads2

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