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Lupine Mitts

from Sunset Cat Designs by Stephannie Tallent
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lupine Mitts
Lupine Mitts
Lupine Mitts
Lupine Mitts
Lupine Mitts
Lupine Mitts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • cabling
  • picking up stitches

Pattern Description:

I wanted to do a one-skein project with SHELTER that was fun but fast & perfect for gift giving.

California has a slew of native lupines. One of my favorites in Lupinus chamissonis, or Silver Dune Lupine. It grows in sandy soil from Los Angeles to San Francisco. We have one in our front yard native garden.

Pattern Notes

The cuff is knitted first. The stitches for the body of the mittens are picked up along the long edge of the cuff.

Diagrams are included.

The main body is worked in simple stockinette with an offset thumb gusset formed by M1Rs and M1Ls.

Stitch patterns are both charted and written out line by line.

The cuff cable repeat is #28 from Aran Lace by Annie Maloney.


21 sts and 30 rounds = 4" in St st with US6 needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes Women's S/M [M/L]. Shown in M/L; palm circumference above thumb: 7 [8]"
  • Can be considered unisex.


  • Brooklyn Tweed SHELTER, 100% American (Targhee-Columbia) Wool (140yds/128m, 1.76oz/50 gm skein), 1 skein (both sizes). Sample shown in color #09 Faded Quilt.
  • US4/ 3.5mm and US6/ 4.0mm needles or size to obtain gauge. Your choice of Magic Loop, 2 circulars or DPNs.

You Will Also Need:

  • yarn needle
  • stitch markers
  • cable needle
  • (2) 3/4" buttons

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About the designer

Hi! I live in Hermosa Beach, California, with husband Dave, dog Rigel and Tonkinese cats Meggie and Cali.

I've been knitting on & off for the past 30+ years, and began publishing my knitting ...

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