Alison Crowther-Smith

The Charterhouse Mittens Pattern

These dainty fingerless mittens feature a slanting line of simple lace and beads across the back of each hand.  They are knitted in a luxurious combination of Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Fine Lace held together, and finished with a twirl Kidsilk Haze.

They are knitted in the round on double pointed needles but you could use 2 short circular needles or ‘magic loop’ if you prefer.

The fabric is fine yet also really warm and cosy.

They are named after a beautiful, tightly fitted cave called Charterhouse, the entrance series to which inspired the lace/bead ‘rifts’ on the backs of these mittens.

You will need:  a set each of 2.25 and 2.5mm DPNs;  3 stitch markers;  a safety pin or waste yarn.

You will also need 1 ball of Rowan Kidsilk Haze;  1 ball of Rowan Fine Lace; beads

Degree of difficulty and skills used:  this pattern is suitable for a knitter with reasonable levels of confidence. You will be knitting in the round, placing beads, doing very simple lace, picking up and knitting.

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