orchid lace mitts

operatic drama, short or long version.
meant to play a supporting role to the orchid lace scarf, these just might steal the scene.
who needs sleeves, anyway?

Orchid Lace Mitts
shown here in Fearless Fibers Merino Laceweight, colorway miracle

  • pattern price: $5.00US (ohio residents please add $.30 sales tax)
  • payment method: please use PayPal and fill in patternsATknitspotDOTcom as the recipient (remove AT and DOT; replace with symbols). paypal account not necessary; please email same address to request invoice.
  • Suggested Yarns: Fearless Fibers laceweight merino or cashmere, Wooly Wonka Fibers laceweight merino, Knitting Notions laceweight merino, Lorna’s Laces Nearly Solids, Rowan 4-ply Soft, Elann Baby Cashmere or Baby Silk, or any soft, fine sock-weight yarn.
  • Notes: These featherweight mitts in two lengths are knit at a fine gauge and feature a lace cuff and thumb, with a vertical motif along the outer side.
    Mitts may be resized by using larger or smaller needles and/or varying the yarn weight.
  • finished size: 6.5�? finished circumference around palm and 6�? at wrist; fits hands up to 8�? around
    Using one size smaller or larger needles will result in a difference of approximately 1/2 inch, and is recommended for those with smaller hands.
    finished length at stated gauge = 10(7.5) inches unstretched
  • yarn requirements: Long: 250 yards / Short: 175 yards
  • Gauge: unblocked: 32 sts and 48 rows = 4�? in stockinette. (fabric will be relaxed)
  • Needles: DPNs Size 2US (2.75mm) or size to obtain correct gauge

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i am extremely grateful to my friend deb kessler, the genius dyer of fearless fibers yarn, for making such unspeakably beautiful yarns, and for sharing them so generously with me.
many MANY thanks to kim, orianna, and vanessa, champion test knitters!
kisses (and more—wink!) to david who photographed these SO sexy

my mitts are too sexy for my arms,

they’re too sexy for my chest,

mm, too sexy for my waist . . .

my mitts are too sexy for my yard, they’re too sexy for my tree

too sexy for my face.

(thank you, right said fred)

31 Responses to “orchid lace mitts”

  1. Jess says:

    lol! I think you and that dress might be too sexy! Woot!

  2. Julie says:

    Um, you forgot too sexy for your cleavage…I think David might have been having a little too much fun taking those pictures.

    I think these mitts have the potential to make me a little weak in the knees.

  3. Carrie says:

    Nice arms.
    Oh, and nice mitts too!

  4. Sandy says:

    Uh hum, if I’ve calculated properly, when I finish my Wing o Moth shawl, I SHOULD have enough to knit these morsels! Wheeeeee!

    Sexy is as sexy does!

  5. Beverly says:

    Holy sexiness! Those are fantastic!!

  6. Kirsten says:

    Oh so sexy! Bravo!

  7. Emily says:

    OMG, I’m laughing so hard! Nice cleavage!

    Where does Robert Palmer come in, though?

  8. Lynne E. says:

    ROTFL. You’ve got the meter exactly right. Now I’ll never hear that song the same again. :D

  9. michelle says:

    So sexy it hurts :) Nice mitts though.

  10. Debbie says:

    You must believe. . . you are too sexy! The mitts are so cool! Lookout, PayPal, I’m coming through!

  11. aija says:

    anne, you are too sexy for me.

    :)

  12. danielle says:

    Beautiful mitts! Emily, I think maybe she means Right Said Fred? Feel free to thwap me if I’m wrong. I can take a hit – just use cashmere.

  13. Janet says:

    Those are too sexy, along with that dress! And now I NEED to knit myself a pair. And I am probably going to be humming that song for the next several days!

  14. Danielle says:

    Anne, I think David just wasn’t having any fun at all while taking these picture;) The mitts really did turn out just beautifully, and with the scarf the two will just turn heads.

    Wow I wish I had your figure, sniff sniff.

  15. Anne says:

    Heh. Now, if you had said Robert Plant we woulda been somewhere. But I’ll cut you some slack since those mitts are so damn fine. :)

  16. Vicki says:

    Just beautiful! It must be difficult to take them off. Don’t you feel like wearing them all day?

  17. Anne C says:

    talk about yarn pr0n! fabulous!

  18. Tonia says:

    I thought you were running a knitting site not a pr0n site. LMAO!!!! They are sexy for sure.

  19. Josiane says:

    You sure seem to be having a lot of fun doing the photo shoots for your patterns!

  20. Romi says:

    Okay. You’re the first person I’ve ever seen make mitts look sexy. :g:

    Robert Palmer. Gotta love him! :)

  21. Jess says:

    Oh, they are gorgeous, as are you! I got a good giggle out of your interpretation of “I’m Too Sexy”! Thanks :-)

  22. Dava says:

    Gorgeous! I’m buying the pattern tomorrow as my weekly treat!

  23. Lee Ann says:

    They are stunning…

    as is your dress, and I’m kinda wondering where it came from :-)

    Must have mitts.

  24. Oiyi says:

    The mitts are gorgeous! And your dress rocks.

  25. Geez! Miss a few days and look what happens! I don’t know which is more productive: you or your garden!

    Love the rose colored lace. So light and airy, as opposed to Cherry Country which is a more, shall we say, substantial knit.

    Maybe Rosies become Cherries when they have aged a bit like fine wine.

    Like us…

    Blessings (and slow down – you’re creating faster than I can knit!)

  26. Jen says:

    those are just too pretty! nice work once again!

  27. Jocelyn says:

    The mitts are gorgeous! And now I’ve got that song running through my head. And I really love the new shawl you’re creating, on the fly — how do you DO that? It’s lovely. One more pattern to go in my Ravelry queue…

  28. susan says:

    You evil evil woman! Now I’ve got that song going through my head AND you’re tempting me with MORE LACE! Arghhhh! gnash gnash. Sigh. Another pattern to buy.

  29. Teyani says:

    be still my heart :-) David definitely had some kind of fun taking those photos :-) I think your balance of sexy is about a par with those lovely mitts!
    Great photos – great design.. (yet again you awesome bean you!)

  30. gray la gran says:

    anne, you’re just too sexy! damn (say that southern style, with a loooong drawl), you’re cut!
    (sigh) i need to exercise more ….

  31. Wanda says:

    Wow, those are beautiful mitts and a sexy model to boot! :-)