Chuckanut Drive by Dianna Walla
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Chuckanut Drive

Knitting
December 2017
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 9 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern (size small)
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 15 - 10.0 mm
100 yards (91 m)
small, large
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Chuckanut Drive is known to Washingtonians as a 20-mile stretch scenic coastal highway between Seattle and Bellingham. As a former Seattleite, I felt inspired by this scenic route when coming up with a design for Bellingham-based Spincycle Yarns’ super-bulky yarn Knit Fast, Die Young. Twisting cables in the blue-green colorway Blueprint felt like they’d fit the bill, and so these quick cabled mitts were born.

This pattern is available in two sizes, and makes use of needle size to adjust the finished size of the mitts. Both sizes work from the same set of instructions.

Yarn
100 yds / 92 m Spincycle Yarns Knit Fast, Die Young (100% wool, 100 yds / 92 m per skein),
1 skein. Shown in Blueprint.
If substituting yarn, super bulky weight is recommended

Gauge
SMALL: 6 stitches and 9 rounds = 2”/ 5 cm in cable pattern
LARGE: 4.5 stitches and 7.5 rounds = 2” / 5 cm in cable pattern
Note that gauge is measured over 2” / 5 cm here instead of the usual 4” / 10 cm.

Needles
small-circumference needles (DPNs, two circulars, or magic loop) in size needed ot obtain gauge for your size

  • (size SMALL suggested size: US size 11 / 8mm)
  • (size LARGE suggested size: US size 15 / 10mm)

Finished dimensions
SMALL: 12.5” / 31.75 cm long, 6.75” / 17 cm hand circumference
LARGE: 13.5” / 34.5 cm long, 8.75” / 22.5 cm hand circumference