Diamondback Mitts by Stephen West

Diamondback Mitts

October 2009
20 stitches = 4 inches
in Diamondback Mitts pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
120 yards (110 m)
One Size, different sizes can easily be achieved by choosing a different yarn weight (DK or Aran) and/or needle size.
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These fingerless mitts utilize slipped stitch and cabling techniques, which create the bold diamond shapes. This pattern is an excellent opportunity to play with color and can help you use up all those single balls of yarn!

Finished Measurements: 7″ / 18cm circumference

Yarn: DK or Worsted weight

Yardage: MC: 80yds / 73m
CC: 40yds / 37m

Shown in: Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 225yds / 206m per 100g skein)
Purple Version
MC: Oxblood, CC: Antique Lace
Neutral Version
MC: Toast, CC: Antique Lace

Needles: US 7 / 4.5mm dpns

Notions: 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle, 2 strands of waste yarn

C2B – sl1 to cable needle and hold in back of work, k next st, k1 from cable needle.
C2F – sl1 to cable needle and hold in front of work, k next st, k1 from cable needle.
MC: main color
CC: contrast color
CO: cast on
st/s: stitch/es
rnd/s: round/s
k: knit
p: purl
sl: slip (all sts are slipped purl-wise)
M1L: make one left
C2B: cable 2 back
C2F: cable 2 front
k2tog: knit 2 together