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basic fingerless mitts with a cable up the hand, worked modularly in sideways garter stitch

  • knit continuously beginning to end, to fit around your hand
  • cable is worked sideways with no picked up stitches and no seaming
  • the mitts are seamed into tubes with 3-needle bind-offs, thumbs knit in the round
  • use an optional second color for contrasting cables
  • pattern includes 2 lengths; circumference is custom fit
  • bulky yarn can make short or long mitts
  • lighter weight yarns will also work (extra modification notes are included)
  • instructions are included for all techniques used

Bulky yarn and squishy cables make for cozy warm fingerless mitts, and they knit up fast! Learn some fun new knitting techniques as you whip up a pair of these modular mitts.

They are made with no sewn seams, each mitt worked continuously from beginning to end; the cable is worked sideways with no picked up stitches, using simple short rows (no wrapping) to join it to the adjacent sections.

There are two lengths, and the circumference is custom fit to your hand. While it was designed in bulky, the pattern also works well around aran weight, and there are notes included for making further size/weight modifications.

The hand is worked flat, then joined with a 3-needle bind-off, and the thumb is in the round. If you make the single-color version, you’ll never break the yarn, so you’ll only have two ends to weave in.

To use up extra smaller leftover bits in your mitts, you can optionally make the cable in a contrasting color.

Instructions are included for all techniques used (provisional cast-on, other cast-on/bind-off methods, sideways edge modular knitting techniques, cables).

You Need
  • 60-80 yards / 55-75 meters(75-100 yards / 70-90 meters) bulky yarn, for short(long); or, 70-100 yards / 65-90 meters lighter weight, around aran
    • optionally, approx 20 yards / 18 meters(30 yards / 27 meters) in a contrasting color, for contrasting cable
  • size US 11 (8mm) circular needles, or needles sized to match your yarn weight

In the bulky gauge, short(long) lengths are approx 6.5 inches / 16.5 cm(9 inches / 23 cm) long.

If using a lighter weight, make the long length, which will be shorter due to the gauge change; length will be around 6-7 inches / 15-18 cm in aran weight.

Modification notes are given for making longer mitts in any weight, and for changing the placement/width of the cable to adjust for different weights and sizes.
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