Victorian Fancy Mittens

Today I want to show you my Fancy Mittens kitted from a Victorian Pattern .

These are knit using a pattern from a publication called Ladies Home Journal and it was the October 1885 Version. The pattern is titled Fancy Mitten.

Yarn: Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Lace Weight
Colour: L152
Yardage: 169m / 100g
Fibre Content: 100% Real Shetland Wool
Needles: 1.75mm
Gauge: 38sts = 10cm 7rows = 1cm
Size: Only one size given in pattern, I cast on 70
Date Started: Approx March 2021
Date Completed: 29/07/2022

I knit these up as I translated the pattern so that I might sell it for those interested in making their own pair with instructions that make a little more sense. However I seem to have lost all enthusiasm for this particular project so I shall see if it ever materialises into anything.

Do you like knitting historical patterns?

Have a great week and Keep Crafty!
Peace and Love


10 thoughts on “Victorian Fancy Mittens

  1. That’s true. I have not actually blocked them as I do not have a mitten/hand shape blocker and I am worried about over stretching the back which doesn’t have lace. Thanks for the elastic idea that’s very good advice. πŸ™‚

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  2. WOW, those are gorgeous!! I don’t specifically knit historical patterns, just patterns I like. Hmm, wondering if that might be a good pattern for my daughter that lives in South Carolina. Not real cold winters but cold enough to want a little something?? I do think I’d want to add some ribbing before the lacy hem to make a more fitted wrist.


  3. Yes I totally agree. I feel that these were more likely to be for a special occasion than for someone who needed to be out in the cold regularly, but that’s just my guess.
    Thank very much! It was indeed hard work but I do find it very interesting πŸ˜ƒ

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