Cascara Mitts by Karen Templer

Cascara Mitts

Knitting
October 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Moss Stitch with smaller needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
107 - 140 yards (98 - 128 m)
Adult sizes: S (M, L); shown in Size M.
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This pattern is available for $5.00.

These fingerless mitts are a fun textured stitch sampler and skill builder, with mirrored panels of garter stitch, moss stitch, slipped stitches and cables. The garter stitch palm section acts as an abacus: each garter “ridge” on the RS equals two rows of knitting, making it easy to keep track of where you are in the simple cable chart. Working them flat keeps the knitting quick and unfussy, and they’re finished off with two short seams and an optional picked-up thumb edging.

SIZE / DIMENSIONS
Adult sizes: S (M, L); shown in Size M.
Finished Measurements
Hand circumference: 6.25 (7, 7) in / 16 (18, 18) cm
Length: 6.75 (6.75, 8.25) in / 17 (17, 21) cm

YARN
Approximately 107 (115, 140) yd / 98 (105, 128) m DK weight yarn.
Shown in Tolt Yarn and Wool Snoqualmie Valley Yarn
(100% wool, 280 yd / 256 m per 100g skein). Color: Natural; 1 (1, 1) skein.

GAUGE
22 sts / 32 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in moss stitch with Size A needle.
Cable panel width (16 sts): 2 1/8 in / 5 1/2 cm

NEEDLES
Needle sizes are recommendations only; always use needle size necessary to achieve given gauge.
Size A: US #6 / 4.0 mm straight or 24 in / 60 cm circular
Size B: US #5 / 3.75 mm straight or 24 in / 60 cm circular

NOTIONS
Stitch markers (both regular and removable), cable needle, tapestry needle.