Encase your hands in a soft yet firm mitten with a rich cabled design adorning the back and a smooth palm. For the novice knitter this is an opportunity to try cabling. Advanced knitters fear not; the stitch pattern and clever placement of the asymmetric thumb gusset will hold your interest. This gauge results in a fairly quick knit even for those less familiar with cabled patterns.
The Laridae Mittens pattern features thumbs with an asymmetric gusset that help keep the cables centered nicely and undistorted on the back of the hand while the palms are knit in plain stockinette stitch. The cable pattern is mirrored across the mittens. Knit at 16 stitches and 24 rounds per 4″ / 10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round the resulting mittens will be approximately 7.5″ circumference unstretched and 10.5 inches long from beginning of cuff to tip. Additional sizes can be obtained by adjusting gauge appropriately. The pattern is 4 pages long, with both written line-by-line and charted instructions for the cable pattern and top of mitten shaping.
In the FREE version from My Sister Knits in February 2010 all stitch patterns are written out, there are no charts.
There were two errata in the FREE version of this pattern. If you have version 1.1 the errata have been fixed. Below are the two errata with changes in bold.
In Info box on page 1 under Special Instructions: c1 over 2 left - sl 1 st to cable ndl and hold to front, k2, k1 from cable ndl c1 over 2 right - sl 2 sts to cable ndl and hold to back, k1, k2 from cable ndl
In Cuff section on page 1: Rnd 1: On ndl 1, p1, k2, p2, k2; on ndl 2, p2, k6, p1; on ndl 3, p1, k6, p2; on ndl 4, k2, p2, k2, p1.