Tabasco Mitts by Heather Dixon
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Tabasco Mitts

December 2012
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
To Fit Hand Circumference: 6 – 7 (7 – 8)”/15 – 18 (18 – 20)cm
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The single skein of Mandarin coloured yarn was crying out to be made into a pair of fingerless mitts. They wanted to be a simple design, close-fitting with a double cable running down the centre. They needed to be long, seamless and with enough finger coverage to keep those Winter chills at bay. They told me they were happy but needed some shorter, part-fingered friends and so the second version was completed. The finished mitts are snuggly-warm and I love them both!


To Fit Hand Circumference: 6 – 7 (7 – 8)”/15 – 18 (18 – 20)cm
Finished Length: 14 (9)”/35.5 (22.5)cm

Long Mitts Without Fingers:

Shalimar Yarns Honey Worsted (100% Superwash Merino Wool) 250yds/228.5m.
1 Skein of Mandarin
Short Mitts With Part Fingers:
Berroco Lustra (50% Peruvian Wool, 50%Tencel) 3.5oz/100g, 197yds/180m.
1 Skein of # 3184 Bordeaux
Or yarn that knits to specified gauge

1 24”/60cm or longer US 3/3.25mm circular needle
Can be worked on DPNs or very short length circular ndls if not using Magic Loop Method.

24 stitches x 34 rows = 4”/10cm worked in Stockinette Stitch in the round using US 3/3.25mm knitting needles
Or size needed to obtain gauge

Other Tools Needed
Cable Needle
2 Stitch Holders/Waste Yarn
Tapestry/Darning Needle