Copperline mitts by Elizabeth Doherty

Copperline mitts

November 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
Coin Cable (see note)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
135 - 165 yards (123 - 151 m)
Small, medium, large
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Copperline is the first pattern from Metalwork, a subscription based collection of five accessory patterns. Find out more here.

Designed as a companion piece to the Into Gold hat, these mitts are an elegant accessory—with loads of knitterly details.

The mitts begin with the cabled band, which is worked flat, then joined in the round. Stitches are then picked up along each edge. One set becomes the neat I-cord edging that finishes the bottom of the band, the other, the Woven Stitch cuff and hand.

Woven Stitch is very elastic, and the mitts are designed to fit with a bit of negative ease. Unstretched mitts will measure approximately ½“ / 1 cm smaller than given hand size.

Small (medium, large) to fit 7 (7 ½, 8)“ / 18 (19, 20) cm hand circumferences.

1 skein Emma by The Woolen Rabbit,
85% Polwarth / 15% silk, 330 yd (302 m) per 115 g skein,
in Autumn Aster

or 135 (150, 165) yds / 123 (137, 151) m light DK weight yarn.

Because the mitt’s cabled cuff is worked laterally around the circumference of the wrist, the primary gauge for the pattern is the row gauge for the Coin Cable band.

Band gauge: 11 sts x 32 rows = 1½ x 4” in Coin Cable pattern, finished gauge after washing and blocking. Suggested needle size: US 5 (3.75 mm).

US 5 / 3.75 mm
US 3 / 3.25 mm

Provisional cast-on, knitting, purling, picking up stitches, wrapping stitches backwards, slipping stitches, I-cord bind-off, working in the round.

Stitch patterns are both charted and written.

Thanks so much to Amy, Barb, Deb, Donna, Glenna, and Jodi for testing the pattern!