Dwarven Travel Mitts by Erica Jackofsky (Fiddle Knits)

Dwarven Travel Mitts

December 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch on larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
100 - 150 yards (91 - 137 m)
6.5 (7.5, 8.5, 9.5) inch palm circumference
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These simple mitts were inspired by Ori in the 2012 movie, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

If you’ve never worked cables without a cable needle before then now might be the time to try looking up a few video tutorials. Doing this will make twisting stitches (every other stitch on every round!) much more tolerable. I always work my cables without a cable needle (as long as they’re less than 8 stitches). It can be a scary step to take at first, but it’s well worth it. Attempting these mitts using a cable needle just might make you cry. I know I would.

The 6 stitch per inch gauge on worsted weight yarn looks like it will be very tight and hard to work, but it shouldn’t be. The stitch pattern is a type of ribbing, so the material pulls in from the purls. 24 stitches over 4 inches is what your fabric should measure in it’s relaxed state.