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Project

Cabled Mittens

Introduction

First, learn How to Knit a Cable Stitchand How to Knit in the Round.

Gauge: 6 stitches and 11 rows equal 1 inch in garter stitch

Materials

  • Yarn: 2 (50-gram) skeins sport-weight yarn
  • Needles: 4 double-pointed size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge, if necessary.
  • Cable stitch holder
  • 8 inches scrap yarn in contrasting colors
  • Tapestry needle, size 22

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cast on 39 stitches. Divide stitches among 3 double-pointed needles, and join in a round.

  2. Step 2

    Knit 4 rounds.

  3. Step 3

    Purl 15, knit 8, purl 16.

  4. Step 4

    Knit 1 round.

  5. Step 5

    For the next 18 rows, alternate steps 3 and 4.

  6. Step 6

    Purl 15, knit 8, purl 16.

  7. Step 7

    Knit 15, then create cable twist as follows: Slide 4 stitches from left-hand needle onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Knit 4 stitches from left-hand needle, then knit 4 stitches off cable needle, knit 16.

  8. Step 8

    For the next 8 rows, alternate steps 3 and 4.

  9. Step 9

    Purl 15, knit 8, purl 16.

  10. Step 10

    Repeat step 7.

  11. Step 11

    Repeat steps 8, 9, and 10 two more times.

  12. Step 12

    Knit 7 stitches off the beginning of your next needle with scrap yarn. (Note: When you knit the other mitten, later, knit the last -- not first -- 7 stitches with scrap yarn.) Then slip these stitches back onto the needle they came from. With your main yarn, knit across the scrap-yarn stitches, as well as the rest of the stitches on that needle.

  13. Step 13

    For the next 8 rows, alternate steps 3 and 4.

  14. Step 14

    Repeat step 6.

  15. Step 15

    Repeat step 7.

  16. Step 16

    Repeat steps 13, 14, and 15 four more times.

  17. Step 17

    Decrease by knitting 2 together for entire round.

  18. Step 18

    Purl entire round.

  19. Step 19

  20. Step 20

    Divide the 16 stitches among the 3 needles; join in the round. With a fourth needle, alternate knit and purl rounds until work reaches tip of your thumb.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, November 2010

Reviews (3)

  • platinumblonde 1 Mar, 2012

    I really love the garter backdrop of these extra long mittens, but the pattern has numerous errors. I'm currently on my second mitten and had to make a few mods to make it work namely: step 12 (to avoid breaking the garter stitch pattern) & step 19 (instead I repeated 17 & 18 until 5 stitches remained) The fact this hasn't been changed since its first publishing is kind of crazy.

  • JeanieY 26 Jan, 2011

    Do I or should I increase after starting the cable stitch? It is noticably smaller where I am working than where I started.

  • KarenL8426 13 Dec, 2010

    After I knit the scrap yarn stitches, do I knit the other two needles' stitches? Or are my rows now starting with the needle after the first one?