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Rita Maassen on craftsy.com
Willich, Germany

Usually I work as a copywriter and graphic designer in my own little agency in Germany. But as I love knitting so much I decided a few years ago to spend more time with designing knitted garments and ...

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Victorian style mittens 'Phoebe'

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Victorian style mittens 'Phoebe'
Victorian style mittens 'Phoebe'
Victorian style mittens 'Phoebe'

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and purl, standard decreases
  • Knowledge in simple lace knitting
  • Basic knowledge in crocheting (single crochets)
  • Basic knowlede in knitting simple cables

Pattern Description:

Warm and cosy: These lacy mittens are a beutiful eyecatcher in all seasons.

The mittens enclose your wrist and move along your back of the hand until they finally are fastened to your middle finger by a small loop.

For the mittens shown on photos I used a soft DK yarn with 50% wool and 50% cotton. But for cold winters they might look nice in pure wool, too. And in spring and summer you could knit them in pure cotton or fine lace yarn.

If you'd like to adapt circumference, it's easy to do! Just cast on some more stitches.


20 sts and 28 rows in 4" (10 x 10 cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Overall length: 9.5 (24,5 cm)
  • Forearm length: 7.5 (19 cm)
  • Wrist circumference: 6 - 7 (16 - 18 cm)
  • Forearm circumference: 7.5 - 8.5 (20 - 22 cm)
  • Adapting size is easy


  • any yarn that obtains to gauge
  • I used 2 skeins of Schachenmayr Select Extra Soft Merino Cotton (70% wool, 30% cotton) in colour no. 05646

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 set of double pointed needles US 4 (3,5 mm) or needles that obtain to gauge
  • 1 cable needle (same size)
  • 1 crochet hook (4 mm)

Suggested yarn:

290 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Schachenmayr Select Extra Soft Merino Cotton