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

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round, cables, simple lace, picking up stitches

Pattern Description:

Need a versatile, quick pattern for some pretty (or handsome) mitts?

Quercus is the Latin name for the Oak genus. Coastal Live Oaks and Scrub Oaks are the two main types of oaks found throughout California.

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

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

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

Directions are also given for fingerless mitts.


20 sts and 32 rows = 4"/10 cm in St st with US6 needles & worsted weight yarn.
18 sts and 28 rows = 4"/10 cm in St st with US7 needles & aran weight yarn

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Palm circumference above thumb: 6.5 (7.5, 8.5)"


  • US4/ 3.5mm and US6/ 4.0mm needles for worsted weight, or size to obtain gauge. US5/ 3.75mm and US7/ 4.5mm for aran weight, or size to obtain gauge. Your choice of Magic Loop, 2 circulars or DPNs.
  • Worsted weight yarn, approx 130 (155, 180) yds Aran weight yarn, approx 120 ( 140, 160) yds

You Will Also Need:

  • Yarn needle, stitch markers, cable needle, (2) size 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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