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Keelback Mitts

Knitting
February 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
175 - 200 yards (160 - 183 m)
Medium (Large). Finished palm circumference: 7.25 (8.25)" / 18.5 (21) cm.
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These textured mitts are interesting to knit and fun to wear!

The unusual construction begins with a provisional cast-on for the cabled band, which is worked flat from end to end and then joined into a cuff with a three needle bind-off. Stitches are picked up from the bottom for the ribbing. Then stitches are picked up from the top of the cuff for the palm, and a thumb gusset and cable are worked simultaneously.

Available as a set with the matching hat here!

SIZES
Medium (Large)

Finished palm circumference: 7.25 (8.25)” / 18.5 (21) cm
Length for both sizes: 7.75” / 19.5 cm

MATERIALS NEEDED
Yarn:
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK (100% merino; 225 yds/206 m per skein); 1 skein; color Grey Garden

Recommended needles (check gauge and change size if needed):
US #5 / 3.75 mm double-pointed needles, set of 4 or 5
US #6 / 4.0 mm double-pointed needles, set of 4 or 5

Notions:
Cable needle, yarn needle, 5 stitch markers, smooth waste yarn

Optional: crochet hook in size US #7 / 4.5 mm or US #8 / 5.0 mm, if using crochet provisional cast on

GAUGE
32 sts/32 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Small Cables pattern on larger needles
24 sts/32 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch on larger needles

Important Gauge Note: Make sure to knit a swatch for the Small Cables pattern and check your row gauge. This is what enables the mitts to fit properly around the wrist.