Jaye Mitts by Amy van de Laar

Jaye Mitts

November 2019
Light Fingering ?
38 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in cable rib pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
178 - 196 yards (163 - 179 m)
One size, to fit 7-8.5”/18-21.5cm palm circumference
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Named for the viol-maker Henry Jaye, this pair of fingerless mitts features a delicately intertwining cable motif, and simple twisted cables on the palms representing the strings of musical instruments. The Jaye Mitts are part of the Twisted Strings collection - five accessory patterns inspired by the decorative tracery found on Baroque string instruments.

Skills & Techniques:
Knitting a small circumference in the round, picking up stitches, and working 1-over-1 cables which can be knit without a cable needle (instructions for my favourite twist method are included).

Materials Needed:
1 skein of Malabrigo Sock (100% superwash merino; 440yds/402m per 100g skein), or 196.5yds/180m of light fingering weight yarn. Sample colourway: ‘Teal Feather’.
You will also need a cable needle (optional), a stitch marker, waste yarn, and a needle for weaving in the ends.

Finished Measurements:
Relaxed after blocking: 7”/18cm circumference, and 7.25”/18.5cm length. To fit 7-8.5”/18-21.5cm palm circumference.
To add length, work additional rounds of cabled ribbing at the cuff. For a smaller circumference, omit one or more 6-stitch repeats from the palm side of the mitts.

Charts and written instructions are both provided in full.

Read more about the Jaye Mitts and their inspiration on my blog:
New collection: Twisted Strings

Tutorial: How to work mini-cables without a cable needle