Elementary Mittens by Tanja Osswald

Elementary Mittens

by Tanja Osswald
January 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches = 4 inches
in back loop only slip stitch
4.0 mm (G)
130 - 200 yards (119 - 183 m)
size is adjustable
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These mittens are both simple and nifty, with their cabled thumbhole. They are crocheted in back loop only slip stitches. The cable is worked horizontally - a technique that I invented.

The pattern is intended as an introduction to horizontal cables. It has an extra extensive step-by-step picture tutorial for cabling, as well as tutorials for the back loop only slip stitch, short rows and invisible seaming.

skill level: easy to medium, depending on how familiar you are with slip stitch crochet

skills needed: how to make a chain

skills learned:

  • back loop only slip stitch
  • horizontal cables
  • short rows
  • invisible seam

yarn: about 40 g of fingering weight yarn

The model uses 31 g of Katia Darling which is a bit on the thick side of fingering.

hook: 4 mm (US size G)

also needed: darning needle for invisible seaming

The pattern is written in English.

Thanks to Kate, Kate, and Claudia for testing and proofreading!