Spiral Basketweave Mittens
Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “These spunky sets knit up quickly in stitch patterns that resemble woven twill and basketweave. Combining two yarns adds visual interest. Both hats are worked downward from the I-cord “knot,” and the crowns are shaped with spiral increases. The twill hat fits like a beret and is edged with I-cord that is worked as the body stitches are bound off. Looser fitting, the basketweave hat has a rolled edge. Both mitten styles are ambidextrous.”
Finished Size: 7” (18 cm) around and 10” (25.5 cm) long, including cuffs.
Yarn: Brown Sheep Handpaint Originals (70% mohair, 30% wool; 88 yd (80 m)/50 g): #HP70 forest floor (MC), 3 skeins; #HP65 peacock (CC), 1 skein.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium, #1 - Super Fine
Gauge: 24 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Basket-weave pattern on size 10 (6 mm) needles.
Needles: Size 8 (5 mm): set of 4 dpn; Size 10 (6 mm) 16” (40 cm) cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Cable needle (cn); marker (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Winter 1998