Cabled Dad Mittens by Alexis Winslow

Cabled Dad Mittens

February 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Chart Pattern A (B,C)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
152 - 356 yards (139 - 326 m)
6.5 (8, 9.5)" wrist, 7 (8.5, 9.5)" palm
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These handsome mittens were inspired by my own father’s desire for basic, yet classy cold weather gear. The pattern includes instructions to knit three unisex styles: classic mittens, fingerless mitts, and convertible gloves—choose your own adventure! Each style features a super easy cable pattern that coordinates perfectly with my Cabled Dad Hat design (available at The project is a quick knit worked with worsted weight yarn, but on smaller needles which produces a dense fabric to keep your hands extra warm. Directions for three sizes are included along with tips for a custom fit.

6.5 (8, 9.5)“ wrist, 7 (8.5, 9.5)” palm

Worsted weight (#4 medium)
Shown Here: Magpie Domestic Worsted 100% Domestic SW Merino Wool, Tupelo Honey, Casaway, Mesa, 100g: 200 yds; 1 skein
Mitten Style: about 179 (235, 298) yards
Fingerless Mitts Style: about 152 (193, 237) yards
Convertible Gloves: about 213 (278, 356) yards

US size 5 (3.75 mm): Double pointed needle set
Adjust needle size to obtain stitch gauge.

Waste Yarn
Yarn needle
One stitch marker
Ruler or tape measure
Convertible Glove Style Only: two ¾“ toggle buttons, needle and thread to sew button to glove, crochet hook to make button loop (approx size D3)

22 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Chart A (B, C) pattern

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