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©2008 Designs by KN; distributed by www.piece-by-piece.net
Designed by Kathy North
Fingerless mitts with a cabled look--without a cable needle!
Skill level: Easy-Intermediate
Size: Teen/Adult - mitts measure approx. 7.5" long & stretch to fit around average adult hand
150 yds. worsted weight yarn (sample shown in Lion Brand Yarns “Vanna’s Choice”)
Set of 4 or 5 size 8 (5.0 mm) double-pointed needles (dpns)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Gauge: 10 sts & 11 rows = 2” in K2, P2 rib pattern (slightly stretched) on size 8 (5.0 mm) needles
Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), continue (cont), decrease (dec), each (ea), increase (inc), knit (k), pattern (patt), place marker (pm), purl (p), slip (sl), stockinette stitch (st st)
Pattern notes: Mitts are worked in the round in circular knitting technique, except for thumb opening which is worked back and forth in rows.
Twist stitch: Skip first stitch on left needle. Knit into second stitch on left needle but do not remove it from needle. Knit first stitch on left needle (the skipped stitch) and move both stitches off left and on to right needle.
Mitt (make 2)
With size 8 dpn, cast on 32 sts, join for working in rounds, being careful that stitches are not twisted. Place marker to note beg of rnds.
Rnds 1-6: *K2, p2, rep from * around.
Rnd 7: *Twist st over next 2 sts, p2, rep from * around.
Rnds 8-21: Rep Rnds 1-7 twice.
Rnds 22-23: *K2, p2, rep from * around.
Thumb opening (worked back & forth in rows on 32 sts):
Row 24: *K2, p2, rep from * around, ending last rep p1. Place rem purl st on left needle and turn work.
Row 25: K1, *p2, k2, rep from * across, end last rep k1, turn.
Row 26: P1, *k2, p2, rep from * across, end last rep p1, turn.
Row 27: K1, *p2, k2, rep from * across, end last rep k1, turn.
Resume working in rounds
Rnd 28: P1, *twist st over next 2 sts, p2, rep from * around, ending last rep p1.
P 1 st to join up for working in rnds again. Replace marker to note beg of rnds. Rounds start again with K2.
Rnds 29-35: Rep Rnds 1-7.
Rnds 36-41: *K2, p2, rep from * around.
Bind off loosely in pattern and weave in all tails.
Make second mitt.
Copyright 2008 – Designs by KN
For personal or charity use only. Do not reproduce pattern or use for commercial purposes.