Coquihalla Mitts by Knox Mountain Knit Co.

Coquihalla Mitts

July 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
140 - 200 yards (128 - 183 m)
short, long
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Tracing its way through the Cascade Mountains is the infamous Highway Thru Hell, otherwise known as the Coquihalla or, as locals call it, “the Coq”. This snowbound highway roughly follows the route of the former Kettle Valley Railway, connecting the coastal rainforest of BC’s Lower Mainland with the desert climate of its interior.

These fingerless mitts are knit bottom up with a thumb gusset formed from increases made across the palm of the mitt. A cabled column runs up the center.


Long mitts shown in The Plucky Knitter Traveler DK (275y/100g), using 70g (193y) Miss Manners.

Short mitts shown in The Plucky Knitter Traveler DK (275y/100g), using 50g (138y).


3.5mm (US 4) needles for preferred method of working in the round, or size needed to get gauge, cable needle, stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holder, darning needle


24 st / 4” in stockinette and 32 st / 4” in twisted ribbing, unstretched, after blocking

(A different gauge will affect finished measurements and yardage requirements.)


short mitts (long mitts)
5½” around (unstretched) by 8½ (11½)” long, after blocking

Love this design? Check out our coordinating Coquihalla Hat and Coquihalla Cowl!