Daisy Ruth Cabled Mittens by Rachel Molenaar

Daisy Ruth Cabled Mittens

November 2010
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
220 yards (201 m)
Women's Small, Medium, and Large
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Every year for Christmas I give my mom a gift card for “anything knit.” I’ve made her lots of socks and a sweater too; this year she wanted mittens. She loaned me her Celtic ring as inspiration and chose some beautiful Alpaca yarn. The main cable pattern is based on the ring, with interlocking hearts that also remind me of flowers. My mom says she has always wanted to name something “Daisy,” so I am giving her these mittens.
The cuff ribbing is a little zig-zaggy just for fun, and travels up the edges of the mittens and meets at the top in an unbroken line. Plain stockinette palms are comfortable and help speed the knitting too. Thumb gussets are worked as you go, then put aside (come back to do the thumb tip after the mitten is done).
I knit the entire mitten using magic loop, but the pattern is adaptable to two circs or double-pointed needles as you prefer. I knit all the cables without a cable needle, but beginner cablers may feel more comfortable with a skinny cable needle