These cable and rib mittens in three sizes (S/M/L) have plenty of texture to stand up to a colorful speckled yarn but also bring a solid or heathered yarn to life with deep texture elements. Worked in the round from the cuff up with a fitted gusset, they are a quick, unisex project perfect for gifting. A soft yarn will offer maximum stretch and flexibility, while a springy or tight twist yarn will yield sharp stitch definition and good recovery.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, elasticity, and yardage requirement.
Sample shown in Better Breakfast DK Mocha
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Finn Dandy Sport, Festivus Sport, Jacob's Dream Sport, Chebris Sport, Confection Sport, Modern Deco Sport, or Better Breakfast Fingering, Elemental Affects Civility Sport, ElsaWool Worsted Spun Cormo or Maine Spun Sportweight, or any sport yarn that knits to pattern gauge
Matching Motif: Snowflake
6, (7.5, 9) inches in circumference (unstretched) to fit hands measuring up to 7, 8.5, 10) inches around widest part of palm (excluding thumb)
Note: final fit may be refined by using needles .5 mm smaller to create “between” sizes
Yardage for S(M, L):
175(195, 220) yards
24 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needles (knit flat; unblocked) cable panel of 24 sts=2.75 in in width (knit flat; unblocked)
size 5US (3.75 mm) DPNs (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 3US (3.25 mm) DPNs (or .5 mm smaller than gauge needle.)