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Cable Fingerless Mittens Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Cable Fingerless Mittens Knitting Pattern

There is also a matching hat and scarf pattern available.

Size:
One size fits most adults
Circumference=8"

Gauge:
18½ sts=4" in St st

Materials:
Size 9 US needles (5.5 mm) or size to obtain gauge
Kettle Dyed Pure Merino Wool by Malabrigo Yarn
One ball Color #28 Blue Surf
216 yards/100 grams
100% merino wool
Blunt large eye tapestry needle
Cable needle

Instructions
Pattern Stitches:
K1, P1 Ribbing
Row 1: *k1, p1; rep from *
Rep Row 1.

Criss Cross Cable With Twists
Rows 1 (RS), 5: p2, c4f, p4, c4f, p2
Rows 2, 4, 6, 11, 15, 19, 24: k2, p4, k4, p4, k2
Rows 3, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22: p2, k4, p4, k4, p2
Row 7: (t4b, t4f) twice
Rows 9, 13, 17, 21: k2, p4, c4f, p4, k2
Row 23: (t4f, t4b) twice
Rep Rows 1-24.

c4f=slip next 2 sts to cn and hold in front, k2 from left needle, k2 from cn
t4b=slip next 2 sts to cn and hold in back, k2 from left needle, p2 from cn
t4f=slip next 2 sts to cn and hold in front, p2 from left needle, k2 from cn

Left Mitten
CO 36 sts.
Work k1, p1 rib 5" or desired length. Inc 6 sts evenly spaced on last row - 42 sts
RS: BO 4 sts. P4, work Row 1 of Criss Cross Cable With Twists Pattern, p4, k rem 13 sts
Next Row: Using the Cable Cast On, CO 6 sts, p19, k4, work Row 2 of Criss Cross Cable With Twists Pattern, k5 - 44 sts
Cont as est in Rev St st, Cable Pattern, and St st, completing Rows 1-24 of Criss Cross Cable With Twists, then Rows 1 and 2. BO.

Finishing
Seam side, leaving thumb hole opening where you BO and CO sts.

Right Mitten
Same as Left Mitten, reversing pattern:
RS: Using the Cable Cast On, CO 6 sts, k19, p4, work Row 1 of Cable Pattern, p9
Next Row: BO 4 sts. K5, work Row 2 of Cable Pattern, k4, p19

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter