King's Mountain Mitts by Sloane Rosenthal

King's Mountain Mitts

October 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
S/M (M/L)
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The King’s Mountain Mitts are one of five patterns in Independent Fabrication, a collection of accessory patterns knit in small-batch yarns. The eBook is available on Ravelry, or you can purchase a print book + eBook bundle at my website,

Some yarns have a way of letting you know, more or less immediately, what they demand to be made into, and this skein of Jill Draper’s Empire was one of them, calling out for dense, dramatic cables. Warm, cozy, and endlessly practical, these mitts feature a bold central cable panel that highlights the subtle variegations in Jill’s beautiful yarn. The central cable panel flows from end to end for a sophisticated, modern look that works up fast and wears well.

S/M (M/L). Finished dimensions (unstretched, after blocking): 7” / 18 cm (8” / 20 cm) circumference; 8.75” / 22 cm long (both sizes).

Jill Draper Makes Stuff Mini Empire (100% New York Rambouillet wool; 213 yards / 195 meters per 113 grams), 1 (1) skein. Sample knit in “Mogul Emerald.” Or, 200 yards / 182 meters of Aran-weight wool yarn.

17 sts and 28 rounds per 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch; 20 sts and 28 rounds per 4” in nested V cable pattern.

4 double-pointed needles in size US 6 / 4.00 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge. Alternatively, you can use two circular needles in the same sizes, or one circular needle measuring 32”/ 80 cm or longer for magic loop.

Cable needle (if desired), stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Skills Required
Cabling (with or without a cable needle), increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round.