Mermaid's Mitts

from Kathleen Dames

Mermaid's Mitts Pattern


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Knitting: Mermaid's Mitts
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting
  • Purling
  • Casting On
  • Binding Off
  • Increasing
  • Decreasing
  • Working in the round
  • Working flat

Pattern Description:

Even mermaids get cold hands, I imagine. And these little pretties are quick to knit, light and cozy, and require just a smidgen of laceweight yarn. If you are ready to move beyond the basics but not ready for the time commitment of a shawl, you'll flap your tail for this pair in fishtail lace. You could even use the last ten grams from your Aphros for a matching pair of mitts!

Lace pattern is charted and written out. This is a perfect project for a lace beginner, and you'll be done before you know it!


24 sts x 40 r = 4" in Fishtail Lace after blocking

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women's M/L (modeled with 1" negative ease) palm: 6.5" circumference


  • Madeline Tosh tosh lace [100% Superwash Merino Wool; 950 yds/868m per 118g skein] color: Baltic; 1 skein
  • US2/2.75mm set of five double-pointed needles
  • Note: less than 100yds of yarn needed for one pair

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker(s)
  • tapestry needle

About Designer

About Designer

Kathleen Dames on

I live and knit in New York City and Bath, Maine, with my husband and our three children, getting my style fix in the one and my New England (Red Sox/cranberry bog/lobster roll/chilly nights in need of a sweater) fix in t'other.

Though I didn't realize it at the time, I've been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn ...

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