Gable Mitts by Miriam L. Felton

Gable Mitts

May 2010
Light Fingering ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
125 - 200 yards (114 - 183 m)
To fit a 7-inch (18 cm) circumference hand. 13 inches (33 cm) from peak to cuff, worked with 4 repeats of Chart 4. Includes instructions for working shorter or longer cuff. Needle size and yarn weight can be adjusted to make a larger or smaller hand cir
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This pattern is published in Twist & Knit: A Dozen Knitted Patterns for Handspun, Hand-dyed and One-of-a-kind Yarns.. The printed book (or printed book with digital add-on) can be purchased here. This pattern is also included in Twist & Knit Digital Collection #3.

Designed for versitility, this piece could be knit with any quantity of yarn (finished size and yardage will vary).

The sample was knit with 200 yards (50 grams) of The Fibre Company CanopyFingering (50% baby alpaca/30% Merino/20% Bamboo, 200 yards per 50 gram skein) in ‘Kafir Plum’; 17 wpi

These dainty mitts use a cabled chevron design to accentuate the wrist. Knit them as long as you like for a night at the opera or to keep your arms warm under a dress coat. The matching chevron thumb adds a touch of whimsy.

These fingerless mitts begin with a decorative double stranded, double-start cast-on. You cast on for the portion closest to the fingers. Placement of increases and decreases create the peak at the finger opening.

You will provisionally cast on the thumb gusset stitches and add them into the round when you reach the appropriate point. The thumb gusset can be placed on the palm, or between the stockinette palm and the patterned mitt back, depending on your thumb placement preference. The provisionally cast on stitches are decreased down to create the gusset.

At the wrist the chevron shaping ceases and begins to be knit straight (which pulls the wrist in and makes it snug). The arm is bound off with the stretchy sewn bind-off that when worked with a double strand of yarn approximates the cast-on edge.