Named for the viol-maker Henry Jaye, this pair of fingerless mitts features a delicately intertwining cable motif, and simple twisted cables on the palms representing the strings of musical instruments. The Jaye Mitts are part of the Twisted Strings Collection
- five accessory patterns inspired by the decorative tracery found on Baroque string instruments.Skills & Techniques
Knitting a small circumference in the round, picking up stitches, and working 1-over-1 cables which can be knit without a cable needle (instructions for my favourite twist method are included).Materials Needed
1 skein of Malabrigo Sock (100% superwash merino; 440yds/402m per 100g skein), or 196.5yds/180m of light fingering weight yarn. Sample colourway: ‘Teal Feather’.
You will also need a cable needle (optional), a stitch marker, waste yarn, and a needle for weaving in the ends.Finished Measurements
Relaxed after blocking: 7”/18cm circumference, and 7.25”/18.5cm length. To fit 7-8.5”/18-21.5cm palm circumference.
To add length, work additional rounds of cabled ribbing at the cuff. For a smaller circumference, omit one or more 6-stitch repeats from the palm side of the mitts.
Charts and written instructions are both provided in full.