Columella by Arlette


by Arlette
September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
95 - 165 yards (87 - 151 m)
XS [ M/L | XL ]
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The winding cables of these fingerless mitts echo a columella, the central coil of a spiral snail shell. They’re knit from the knuckles down with lots and lots (and lots!) of cables, for a huge dose of texture and a comfortable, stretchy fit. The cabling is reversed between the left and right mitts for a neat, mirrored look.

This pattern includes two PDFs: a long version with full-color photography, and an alternate “lite” two-page PDF with a compact layout for printing at home.

XS | M/L | XL to fit a hand 7-8” | 8-9” | 9-10”, measured around the palm just above the thumb; Includes instructions for a wrist-length short version and a longer gauntlet length

Helpful techniques
Knitting Daily: Cabling without a needle
Grumperina: Cabling without a cable needle
Knitty: Elizabeth Zimmermann’s sewn bind off