Shelburne by Lee Juvan


January 2011
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
109 - 164 yards (100 - 150 m)
child, woman, man
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This pattern is available for free.

Shelburne mittens are knit in a bold cross-stitch rib that really stands out in bulky yarn. No need for a cable needle; you simply work a knit 2, purl 1 rib, but on every other row, you cross the knit stitches by working the second stitch first. A tweedy merino-alpaca blend and longer-than-usual cuffs make these mittens perfect for deep winter, and the superwash wool keeps them from shrinking and felting with wear, as mittens are apt to do. Sized for children, women, and men. The children’s size can easily be adapted for smaller or larger children by adjusting the length. Super-quick to knit!

Thanks to Raveler Kuklenok, the pattern is available in Russian on her site: