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by mikka
November 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
220 yards (201 m)
smaller (to fit an average woman's hand) and larger (to fit an average man's hand)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Arden is unisex elbow-length hand-warmer that uses a single skein of Malabrigo Worsted. One large cable is accented by single ribbing and smaller twisted cables, which can be easily knit without a cable needle, making Arden a fast, engaging project.

Arden is available in two sizes, a smaller size to fit an average woman’s hand and a larger size to fit an average man’s hand; the smaller size has a hand circumference of 7” and the larger size has a hand circumference of 7.5”. Both sizes of hand-warmer measures 7” around the arm, and are 15”/ 38 cm long when lying flat and un-stretched.

Two notes on fit:

  • If you have small hands, you may prefer working at a tighter gauge by going down a needle size and/or using a lighter worsted weight yarn to ensure a closer fit.
  • These mitts are elbow length, but it’s very easy to shorten them if that’s too long for you - some test knitters left off one repeat of the cable pattern for shorter mittens.

This pattern has been test-knit in both sizes (thank you thank you thank you again to all of my awesome test knitters!); please PM me if you have any questions!

**** errata: in the first draft of this pattern, there was a typo in both charts, in rows 12 and 13. Stitch 16 should be a purl rather than a knit symbol so that it matches Stitch 8. The written directions are still correct, and an updated version of the PDF has been uploaded. I’m really sorry for any inconvenience! ****