Simple Cable Mittens: mitten knitting pattern. The Simple Cable Mittens are perfect to keep the chill out when the temperature drops. Quick and easy to knit, they are ideal for gift knitting as their stretchiness ensures a comfortable fit without too much measurement. The ribbing draws the material together to provide more insulation than a single layer of knit fabric, while the cable detail adds interest to what is otherwise simple, comfortable knitting. One of my testers said: 'This is my new go-to mitten pattern.' You’ll find it hard to stop after one pair!
You will need:
5mm/US8 double-pointed needles or circular needle (mittens are knit in the round)
50-100g Aran or worsted weight yarn
Stitch holder (a large safety pin will also work to hold the small number of stitches required for the thumb)
Knitter’s sewing needle/Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
- You can adjust the length of the mittens both before and after the thumb gusset is worked.
- If you like a snug wrist cuff, you can cast on and knit using smaller needles (4.5mm DPNs or circular needle (US 7) is suggested). After completing the cable instructions, switch to larger needles for the rest of the mitten.
- Both mittens are identical (without Left/Right shaping).
- You can increase the size range easily, as the pattern is worked on a 8-stitch repeat. Cast on 8 sts more or less (or multiples of 8) for a larger or smaller size. Full instrucions are given for Small, Medium, Large adult mittens.
- The striped mittens were knit using Adriafil Zebrino yarn (1 ball required for size Small, 2 balls required for size Large)
- The grey mittens were knit using Donegal Yarns Aran Tweed wool.
I have a matching pattern available for a hat, the Simple Cable Beanie: https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/525915950/knitting-pattern-instant-download-pdf?click_key=fbbfe9fd444eb9dc071cd5abd8ed7a7332afed2d%3A525915950&click_sum=7b5dfb0d&ref=shop_home_feat_1&bes=1&sts=1
and there is a ponytail version of the hat available over here, the Simple Cable Messy Bun Hat!: https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/1071780592/knitting-pattern-messy-bun-hat-hat?click_key=c928be57ed3eaa28028aef7db99c3d3bc759a08d%3A1071780592&click_sum=3c7401b9&ref=shop_home_active_30&crt=1&sts=1
I'm a knitter from the Aran Islands and am delighted to have my own original designs now available here : )
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