Twist on a Classic
Bulky yarn and squishy cables make for cozy warm fingerless mitts, and they knit up fast! Learn some fun new knitting techniques as you whip up a pair of these modular mitts.
They are made with no sewn seams, each mitt worked continuously from beginning to end; the cable is worked sideways with no picked up stitches, using simple short rows (no wrapping) to join it to the adjacent sections.
There are two lengths, and the circumference is custom fit to your hand. While it was designed in bulky, the pattern also works well around aran weight, and there are notes included for making further size/weight modifications.
The hand is worked flat, then joined with a 3-needle bind-off, and the thumb is in the round. If you make the single-color version, you’ll never break the yarn, so you’ll only have two ends to weave in.
These mitts were designed to use up the leftover bulky yarn from the What a Twist hat, which uses similar cables and techniques - the hat and mitts go perfectly together, as a warm and squishy set!
To use up extra smaller leftover bits in your mitts, you can optionally make the cable in a contrasting color.
Instructions are included for all techniques used (provisional cast-on, other cast-on/bind-off methods, sideways edge modular knitting techniques, cables).
‣ 60-80 yards / 55-75 meters(75-100 yards / 70-90 meters) bulky yarn, for short(long); or, 70-100 yards / 65-90 meters lighter weight, around aran
-- optionally, approx 20 yards / 18 meters(30 yards / 27 meters) in a contrasting color, for contrasting cable
‣ size US 11 (8mm) circular needles, or needles sized to match your yarn weight
-- 1 long circular (32”/80cm or longer), to use magic loop method on the thumb (recommended)
-- or any length circular, plus double points (DPNs), if you prefer (but pattern is written for magic loop)
-- 1 extra needle, same size or 1-2 sizes larger, for 3- needle bind-off (not needed if you’re using DPNs)
‣ crochet hook for provisional cast-on
‣ a cable needle
‣ 1 stitch marker
‣ 2 small stitch holders (or large safety pins)
In the bulky gauge, short(long) lengths are approx 6.5 inches / 16.5 cm(9 inches / 23 cm) long.
If using a lighter weight, make the long length, which will be shorter due to the gauge change; length will be around 6-7 inches / 15-18 cm in aran weight.
Modification notes are given for making longer mitts in any weight, and for changing the placement/width of the cable to adjust for different weights and sizes.