Paluk Mitts


These lace mitts are knit using the Lingonberry pattern (pohlamarjakiri) from Haapsalu Ratik, New York 1972 (republished in Nancy Bush’s Knitted Lace of Estonia). Paluk is a common name for Lingonberry in Estonia. These mitts are inspired by the Regency period in England; I’m a great Jane Austen fan and I could see Elizabeth Bennett or many other Jane Austen characters wearing these feminine mitts.

Skill Level: Intermediate or adventurous beginner

Sizing and Gauge: The sizing of these mitts is achieved by testing your gauge. It is important to do a swatch to determine the best sizing for your hands.

Sizes: Small – 8 sts per inch in stockinette stitch (unblocked); Medium/Average – 7 sts per inch in stockinette stitch (unblocked); and Large – 6.25 sts per inch in stockinette stitch (unblocked).

Note: It is best to knit mitts that fit tightly as the mitts will stretch during blocking due to the lace pattern.

Materials:

  • Size 2.75mm (US 2) circular or double pointed needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Yarn: approx. 110-140 yards fingering weight yarn for main color (MC) and 35-40 yards fingering weight yarn for contrast color.
Used in photo: Louet Gems Fingering Yarn (MC: Aqua, CC: Paisley)

These mitts provide both written and charted instructions of the lace repeat.

Price: $4.00 US

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