arden by mikka


by mikka
November 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
220 yards (201 m)
smaller (to fit an average woman's hand) and larger (to fit an average man's hand)
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An update, 9 years later: the pattern has been updated to reflect the change below. Thank you so much to anyone who has pointed this out over the years!

errata: thank you to the knitters who noticed this in the comments. In the written directions for the left wrist, round 16 reads “C2F, P2, Ktbl, P2, K2, P4, K2, …” when it should read P5 instead. My sincerest apologies for any confusion this caused!

Arden is unisex elbow-length hand-warmer that uses a single skein of Malabrigo Worsted. One large cable is accented by single ribbing and smaller twisted cables, which can be easily knit without a cable needle, making Arden a fast, engaging project.

Arden is available in two sizes, a smaller size to fit an average woman’s hand and a larger size to fit an average man’s hand; the smaller size has a hand circumference of 7” and the larger size has a hand circumference of 7.5”. Both sizes of hand-warmer measures 7” around the arm, and are 15”/ 38 cm long when lying flat and un-stretched.

Two notes on fit:

  • If you have small hands, you may prefer working at a tighter gauge by going down a needle size and/or using a lighter worsted weight yarn to ensure a closer fit.
  • These mitts are elbow length, but it’s very easy to shorten them if that’s too long for you - some test knitters left off one repeat of the cable pattern for shorter mittens.

This pattern has been test-knit in both sizes (thank you thank you thank you again to all of my awesome test knitters!); please PM me if you have any questions!