Make a pair of these lobster mittens, designed by Shirley Anne Scott (Shirl the Purl) beloved for her traditional mitten designs!
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This super warm pattern is made using traditional fairisle techniques used by knitters in countries bordering the North Atlantic for centuries. It is knit in the round using double pointed needles but may easily be adapted to either the Magic Loop or the Two Short Circulars method of working small circumferences in the round. The lobster graphic was first charted from a cannery label more than 30 years ago. Its time has come.
SIZE. Ladies’ Medium. Circumference: 7.5 inches (18 cm). Length of mitten from beginning of Lobster pattern: 7 inches (18 cm). Thumb 2.5 inches (6 cm). Length is adjustable.
MATERIALS. 1 skein of Briggs and Little Regal 2-ply worsted weight wool in Scarlet (D), 1 skein of Briggs and Little Regal 2-ply worsted weight wool in Washed White (L). 1 set of size 6 (4 mm) double pointed needles (Use size 8 for larger mittens). Two thinner double pointed needles for 3-needle bind off only. Ring markers. Row counter.
GAUGE. 24 stitches x 28 rows = 4” in salt and pepper pattern.