Keelback Mitts

Keelback Mitts 1


These textured mitts are interesting to knit and fun to wear!

The unusual construction begins with a provisional cast-on for the cabled band, which is worked flat from end to end and then joined into a cuff with a three needle bind-off. Stitches are picked up from the bottom for the ribbing. Then stitches are picked up from the top of the cuff for the palm, and a thumb gusset and cable are worked simultaneously.

Available as a set with the matching hat here!

SIZES: Medium (Large)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Finished palm circumference: 7.25 (8.25)” / 18.5 (21) cm; Length for both sizes: 7.75” / 19.5 cm

YARN: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK (100% merino; 225 yds/206 m per skein); 1 skein; color Grey Garden

NEEDLES: US #5 / 3.75 mm double-pointed needles, set of 4 or 5; US #6 / 4.0 mm double-pointed needles, set of 4 or 5

NOTIONS: Cable needle, yarn needle, 5 stitch markers, smooth waste yarn. Optional: crochet hook in size US #7 4.5 mm or US #8 5.0 mm, if using crochet provisional cast on

GAUGE: 32 sts/32 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Small Cables pattern on larger needles; 24 sts/32 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch on larger needles

Important Gauge Note: Because the cable panel is worked sideways, row gauge is more important for proper fit than stitch gauge for this pattern. Make sure you knit a swatch and check your gauge carefully.

SKILLS NEEDED: Working in the round, cabling, three-needle bind off, picking up sts, basic decreases, provisional cast on

This pattern may be purchased for $3.50 through my Ravelry store or by clicking the “Buy Now” button below (you do not have to have a Ravelry account to purchase). The .pdf patterns will be automatically stored in your Ravelry library or emailed to you.

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Keelback Mitts 2 Keelback Mitts Drawing