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Quaker Mittens

November 29, 2007

Here are the promised mittens–Quaker mittens because they’re “plain, but of the best,” you know?  Wool, in a Quakerly black–although gray or khaki would also be suitable–with a nice long rib, thumb gusset, and Nordic-style decreases.  They’re knitted in Heel Stitch*, a sturdy, long-wearing slip stitch pattern that gives the mittens a little texture and some extra warmth.

I was raised a Friend–and even, disastrously, clerked our local Monthly Meeting for a while, so I feel entitled to borrow the name for these mittens.   If you would like the pattern, I have a tidy little .pdf all made up, but can’t seem to get it to post here.  So post a comment if you want to give these a whirl while I’m figuring out the technicalities!


*There is a Quaker Stitch, a modified brioche, but it would be way too loose for mittens.  There’s also a Quaker Welt, which is asymmetrical stripes of knit and purl. 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. patricia permalink
    November 30, 2007 4:33 pm

    I don’t think your clerkship was disastrous! It was lively and efficient- quite refreshing.

  2. melyndahuskey permalink*
    November 30, 2007 9:48 pm

    Hey, Patricia! How cool to see you here! And thanks for the Friendly words. Hope you’ll stop by again.

  3. Cindy permalink
    December 24, 2007 4:33 pm

    I would love t have a copy of the pattern.

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