Bias Cable Mittens by Jennifer Reinhart

Bias Cable Mittens

May 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
200 yards (183 m)
Women's Medium (hand circ. 7.5 in)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

These mittens feature an interesting design of traveling cables, which is accomplished by increasing along the sides of the cable panel while simultaneously decreasing on either side of the center rib. The bias shaping hugs your hand in a cozy embrace, while leaving room for your fingertips to wiggle.

Pattern Features:

  • Optional picot hem.
  • Full charts for all cable sections.
  • Notes for customizing fit.

This pattern is suitable for intermediate or adventurous beginner knitters. You will need to be able to follow a chart and be comfortable making cable twists. Since the cables are only two stitches wide, this is a great pattern for cabling without a cable needle. The pattern also uses a full array of different increases and decreases, so you should know how to k2tog, ssk, p2tog, and kfb. The pattern also uses paired lifted increases, which are explained in the text.