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I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...

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Damariscotta Mitts

from Katherine Vaughan Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Damariscotta Mitts
Damariscotta Mitts
Damariscotta Mitts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Basic lace

Pattern Description:

I used to love digging through all of my grandmother's various lace "social gloves" that she would wear (with hats and pearls) whenever she went out to a friend or neighbor's home for tea. My generation has never been forced into such social nicetieswhich means we can play with bold colors, stitch patterns, and other modifications of the traditional summer glove.

This version is a simple riff on the idea, with an easy stitch pattern and minimal shaping that really lets hand-dyed and handspun yarns shine.


22 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit hands of 6-8"/15-20cm circumference at the knuckles.


  • 90 - 110 yards (82 - 101 m) fingering weight yarn
  • US 3 - 3.25 mm double pointed needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holder or scrap yarn
  • Yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

100 yards of Fingering weight