Beeswax Mitts by Amy van de Laar

Beeswax Mitts

July 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches = 4 inches
in stockingette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
130 - 150 yards (119 - 137 m)
One size, women's medium. Can be re-sized by altering gauge.
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The Beeswax Mitts are a pair of cosy, cabled hand-warmers, completing the set of Beeswax Hat, Cowl, and Mitts. They all feature the same double-layered honeycomb pattern, flowing naturally into and out of the ribbing. The stretchy stitch patterns help ensure a good fit, and the shaping around the thumbs blends into the surrounding honeycomb.

The honeycomb texture is made up of simple mini-cables, which can be knit without a cable needle. I’ve included instructions for my favourite twist method, which I find intuitive and easy to remember, but you can use any method you prefer.

Materials: Approximately 140 yards of DK or worsted-weight yarn. I used 57g (a little over half a skein) of Vintage Purls Max, which is a heavy-DK-weight merino/nylon sock yarn.
For a matching hat/cowl and mitts set, two skeins will be plenty, but for all three you will need three skeins.
If substituting yarn, I recommend choosing a bouncy merino or other woollen-spun yarn with lots of ‘body’, so the cables are plump and well-defined.

Sizing: To fit women’s medium (or 7.5” palm circumference), but stretchy enough to accommodate 7-8” hands.
Suggestions are included for re-sizing.

Both charted and written instructions are included.

Pattern is for personal use only.

Tutorial: How to work mini-cables without a cable needle