Malaga Cove Mitts Pattern


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Knitting: Malaga Cove Mitts
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • twisted stitches
  • simple lace

Pattern Description:

Malaga Cove on the Palos Verdes Peninsula is a gorgeous spot for beach diving and snorkeling. Kelp forests are home to Garibaldi and other fish. The ocean floor varies between rock reefs and swathes sand. You can see leopard sharks, horn sharks, and more. Go on a day with a southerly or no swell for the best visibility.

The twisted stitch and lace pattern reminds me of the pattern of waves reflected on the sandy ocean floor on a sunny day.


28 sts and 38 rounds = 4"/ 10cm in St st with larger needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Total length: 6"/15.25 cm
  • Cuff length: 1.5"/4 cm
  • Palm circumference: 6.75 (7.75, 8.5") / 17 (19.5, 21.5)cm


  • US 2/2.75 mm needles or size to obtain correct gauge. US1.5/2.5 mm needles for ribbing.
  • 2 ply superwash merino, 16 wpi, 1.2 oz/ 125 yds. Colorway Dragonskin from Funky Carolina.

You Will Also Need:

  • stitchmarkers
  • yarn needle
  • cable needle

About Designer

About Designer

StephCat on

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 designs several years ago. My favorite techniques include cables, Bavarian twisted stitches and stranded knitting.

My first book, California Revival Knits, is now out from Cooperative Press.

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