ANOTHER Free Pattern Alert!

March 1, 2013 § Leave a comment

We are just throwing free patterns at you left and right, readers!

We’re excited to share with you the Knit Red Cable Mitts by Knitting Pure & Simple‘s Diane Soucy knit up in our Be Sweet Simply Sweet Whipped Cream yarn!

1

Size– one size fits most women and some men.

Finished measurements- unstretched the palm

measures 61/2 inches around and will fit up to

an 8 inch around hand comfortably.

Length- 8 inches long.

Materials– medium worsted weight yarn approx. 160

yds. Yarn shown is Be Sweet Whipped

Cream yarn by Be Sweet yarns.

Size 7 and 5 set of 4 double point needles

or sizes required to get the gauge.

Stitch marker, scrap yarn, darning needle.

Gauge– using the larger double point needles in

circular stockinette stitch, 18 sts equal 4

inches.

Abbreviationsk-

knit.

p- purl.

st(s)- stitch(es)

k 2 tog- knit 2 sts together as one.

rep- repeat the directions between the *.

m 1- with your left needle, from the front lift strand

running between the 2 sts, then k into the back

of it.

Stitches used

Stockinette st- k every round.

2 x 2 rib- every round: k 2, p 2 to end of round.

Cable twistleaving

the first st on the left needle where it

is, knit into second st on left needle but leave

it on, then knit into first stitch and take both

sts off.

Left mitt-

Using the smaller double point needles, cast 32 sts

onto 3 needles- 18 sts on the first needle,

7 sts on the other 2 needles. Join into a round, being

careful not to twist, beginning with p 2, work 3

rounds of 2 x 2 rib.

Next round (cable twist round)- change to larger

needles and p 2, *work cable twist on next 2

sts, p 2*, rep 3 more times, k to end of round.

Next roundp 2, *k 2, p 2*, rep 3 times, k to end of

round.

Rep the last round twice more.

Repeat the cable twist round.

Following the above directions, you will be working

the 18 sts in the cable rib, working the twist round

every 4th round and keeping the remaining 14 sts in

stockinette st until work measures 21/2 inches from

cast on edge.

Begin gusset –

Round 1- m 1, work in pattern to last st of round, m

1, k 1.

Rounds 2 and 3- k 1, work next 18 sts in pattern, k to

end of round.

Round 4- m 1, k 1, work in pattern to last st of

round, m 1, k 1.

Continue to increase at the beginning and end of every

3rd round, keeping the increased sts at the beginning

of each round in knit, for 4 more times. There will be

44 sts.

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Divide for thumb opening-

Work in pattern to within 4 sts of end of round, slip

the next 8 sts onto a length of yarn to hold for the

thumb opening (the last 4 from this needle and the

first 4 from the next needle).

Cast onto the right tip of needle 2 sts, place a marker,

cast on 2 sts. The marker is the beginning of the

round. There will be 40 sts.

Continue to work as established, keeping the 18 sts in

cable twist pattern for 2 more inches, ending after

working the twist row.

Change to smaller needles and beginning with p 2,

work 3 rounds of 2 x 2 rib (keeping the 18 sts in

pattern).

Bind off, knitting 2 together on the cable twist

sections.

Thumb edging-

Slip the 8 thumb sts onto 2 of the smaller double point

needles. Using another double point needle, join yarn

and pick up 8 sts across the cast on sts. Work 4

rounds of 2 x 2 rib. Bind off in rib pattern.

Right mitt-

Using the smaller double point needles, cast on 32 sts-

7 sts on the first needle, 7 sts on the second needle,

and 18 sts on the third needle.

Join into a round, being careful not to twist. Beginning

with k 2, work 3 rounds of 2 x 2 rib.

Next round (cable twist round)- change to larger

needles and k 14, p 2, *work cable twist on next 2

sts, p 2*, rep 3 times.

Next roundk 14, p 2, *k 2, p 2*, rep 3 times.

Rep the last round twice more, then repeat the cable

twist round.

Following the above directions, you will be working

the 18 sts in the cable twist rib, working the twist

round every 4th round and keeping the other 14 sts in

stockinette st until work measures 21/2 inches from

the cast on edge.

Begin gusset-

Round 1- k 1, m 1, work in pattern to end of round, m

1.

Rounds 2 and 3- k 15, work next 18 sts in cable twist

pattern, k remaining sts.

Round 4- k 1, m 1, k on first 2 needles, work cable

rib on last needle, ending with m 1.

Continue to increase at the beginning and end of

every 3rd round, keeping the increased sts at the end

of each round in knit, for 4 more times. There will be

44 sts.

Divide for the thumb opening the same as the left

mitt.

Work top of mitt and thumb edging same as left mitt,

beginning with “there will be 40 sts”.

 

Download this pattern as a PDF here.

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