Almy Cabled Mittens
Note: Only 1 size of needles/yarn needed: US Size 6 for worsted weight yarn, and US Size 5 for DK weight yarn.
These mittens are worked in the round
from the bottom up. The backs of
the mitten are adorned with a unique
EITHER worsted weight or DK weight
yarn may be used; using worsted weight,
the mittens should fit a ladies’ medium-large
or mens’ small-medium hand, and
using DK weight, the mittens should fit
a ladies’ small hand.
The design for these mittens was originally
commissioned by the Our Back
40 yarn company as the “Cabled City
Mittens” (pattern available only as a kit
with Our Back 40 yarn). The Almy Cabled
Mittens and Cabled City Mittens
patterns differ only in that non-cabled
sections are knitted in the former, and
purled in the latter.
Difficulty: Intermediate: skills included working in
the round on double pointed needles,
reading a chart, cable knitting, decreases,
and picking up stitches.
Worsted weight version (shown in
gray): 10½”/27 cm long, 8”/20 cm
DK weight version (shown in cedar
brown): 10”/25.5 cm long, 7
½”/19 cm circumference.
Worsted weight version:
Yarn: 200 yds worsted weight yarn.
Shown in Our Back 40 Ne Plus Ultra
(100% alpaca, 100 yds per skein), color
Nightsky, 2 skeins.
Needles: US size 6/4 mm: set of doublepointed
Gauge: 22 sts/31 rnds to 4”/10 cm in
DK weight version:
Yarn: 200 yds DK weight yarn. Shown
in Spirit Trail Fiberworks “Birte” (75%
superwash merino, 15% cashmere, 10%
silk, 275 yds/113 gm), color Roman
Bronze, 1 skein.
Needles: US size 5/3.75 mm: set of
double-pointed needles (dpn).
Gauge 23 sts/32 rnds to 4”/10 cm in
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain
the correct gauge.
Notions: Cable needle; stitch markers;
Notes: Instructions are included for lengthening
or shortening mittens.