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Cruiser

Knitting
November 2008
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
130 - 170 yards (119 - 155 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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Cruiser is a downhill ski run on Blackcomb mountain and these mittens are perfect to wear around the ski village after hours. Sporting a unisex cable, a scrumptious yarn, and quick to make, these mittens are perfect as a last minute gift for someone else or a great way to treat yourself after knitting up a storm for other people! After the cuff, there’s no more purling- the cable is done over a background of stockinette. The afterthought thumb makes construction simple- no gusset or math involved. Available in 3 sizes, but easy to scale for other sizes if needed! The cuffs of these mittens are pretty loose; if you like snug cuffs, try going down a needle size or two (I had to rip out a half-done mitten for DH because he likes things very snug!)

There is a great tutorial for the afterthought thumb here. There’s more information about the thumb here.