To Have & To Hold Lacy Mitts

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Say “I do” to this elegant accessory! These lightweight lacy mitts have just the right amount of charm and personality to set the tone for your big day. All eyes will be on you when you wear this pattern, which is worked in the round with slip stitch joins—and a whole lot of style.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Small (Medium, Large), to fit hands about 3 (3½, 4)” across wrist, 6 (7, 8)” wrist circumference, 6 (6½, 7)” long.

Shown in size Medium

Gauge: 10 sts and 4 rows = about 1” [2.54 cm] in Dc after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Lace weight yarn Nazli Gelin Garden 10 (100% Egyptian Giza Mercerized Cotton; 306 yards [280 meters]/50 grams): Country Blue (MC), 1 ball; Soft White (CC), 1 ball

Hook: US size 5 (1.9 mm) steel hook

Notions: Tapestry needle; removable stitch marker

Special Stitches

Shell – 5 dc in st indicated

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round with no turning from the wrist to the fingers.

All joins are made with slip stitch unless otherwise stated in pattern.

Pattern

Mitt (make 2)

Rnd 1: With CC, work 48 (56, 64) foundation sc, join in first sc being careful not to twist ring – 48 (56, 64) sc.

Rnd 2: Ch1, sc in same st, sc in each st around, do not join in first sc, begin working in continuous rnds.

Note: Use a stitch marker in last sc to help keep track of end of rnds.

Rnds 3-5: Sc in each st around, changing to MC at end of Rnd 5, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 6: With MC, ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), dc in next 2 sts, ch 3, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, sk next 2 sts, *dc in next 3 sts, ch 3, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, sk next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first ch-3 – 18 dc, 6 sc, 12 ch-3 sp (21 dc, 7 sc, 14 ch-3 sp; 24 dc, 8 sc, 16 ch-3 sp).

Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, *dc in next 3 sts, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first ch-3 – 12 sc, 6 ch-3 sp (14 sc, 7 ch-3 sp; 16 sc, 8 ch-3 sp).

Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, *dc in next 3 sts, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first ch 3 – 18 dc, 6 sc, 12 ch-3 sp (21 dc, 7 sc, 14 ch-3 sp; 24 dc, 8 sc, 16 ch-3 sp).

Rnds 9-16 (18, 20): Rep Rnds 7-8.

Rnd 17 (19, 21): Rep Rnd 7.

Rnd 18 (20, 22): Ch 3, work 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, *dc in next dc, work 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first ch 3 – 24 (28, 32) dc.

Rnd 19 (21, 23): Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, *dc in next 4 dc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first ch-3 – 24 (28, 32) dc.

Rnd 20 (22, 24): Ch 3, work 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, *dc in next dc, work 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first ch 3 – 36 (42, 48) dc.

Rnd 21 (23, 25): Ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, *dc in next 6 dc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first ch-3 – 36 (42, 48) dc.

Rnd 22 (24, 26): Ch 3, dc in next 5 st, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, *dc in next 6 dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first ch-3.

Rnd 23 (25, 27): Rep Rnd 21 (23, 25).

Rnd 24 (26, 28): Rep Rnd 22 (24, 26).

Rnd 25 (27, 29): Ch 3, dc in next dc, work 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, *dc in next 2 dc, work 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, changing to CC, join with sl st to top of first ch-3, fasten off MC – 48 (56, 64) dc.

Rnd 26 (28, 30): With CC, ch 3, dc in next 7 dc, dc in next sc, work 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next sc, *dc in next 8 dc, dc in next sc, work 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next sc; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first ch-3 – 78 (91, 104) dc.

Rnd 27 (29, 31): Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3, sk next 2 dc, *sc in next dc, ch 3, sk next 2 dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc – 26 ch-3 sp (30 ch-3 sp, 34 ch-3 sp).

Rnd 28 (30, 32): *Shell in next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, join with sl st in first dc – 13 (15, 17) Shells.

Rnd 29 (31, 33): Sl st in next 2 dc, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3, sk next 2 dc, dc in next sc, ch 3, *sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sk next 2 dc, dc in next sc, ch 3; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc – 13 dc, 26 ch-3 sp (15 dc, 30 ch-3 sp; 17 dc, 34 ch-3 sp).

Rnd 30 (32, 34): Ch 1, sc in same st, work 2 sc in next ch-3 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc, work 2 sc in next ch-3 sp, *sc in next sc, work 2 sc in next ch-3 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc, work 2 sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 31 (33, 35): Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 7, sk next 6 sc, *sc in next sc, ch 7, sk next 6 sc; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc – 13 ch-7 (15 ch-7, 17 ch-7).

Rnd 32 (34, 36): Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 2, sc in same st, (hdc, 2 dc, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 3 dc, hdc) in next ch-7 sp, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc, (hdc, 2 dc, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 3 dc, hdc) in next ch-7 sp; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc, do not fasten off.

Thumbhole: Sk next 6 (8, 10) sts, sl st in next sc to form thumbhole, fasten off.

Note: You can choose to make the thumbhole smaller or wider by skipping more or less sc or omit altogether for lace cuffs instead.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. A strong wet block is recommended for this project. yarn ball

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