Log Cabin Mitts by Karen Templer

Log Cabin Mitts

January 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
7 sts & 7 ridges = 1.25" in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
105 - 110 yards (96 - 101 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

In Part 1 of this pattern, you’ll knit a pair of semi-traditional log cabin squares. No intarsia required! Then in Part 2, you’ll use a clever combination of joinery and miter techniques common to log cabin knitting to transform those squares into a unique pair of fingerless gloves with a neatly sculpted thumb gusset.

They’re highly addictive and a great way to use up small amounts of yarn. The pattern is written for three colors in a particular arrangement, but you may distribute the colors as you like. In order for them to be a mirrored set, the two log cabin squares are worked differently from each other — one in traditional fashion and one not — both with strategic live stitches to be joined in Part 2.

Sized for a hand about 7”-8” around, the pattern includes instructions for resizing them up or down, as well as other possible variations. It is highly adaptable and fun to play around with!

Share on Instagram with hashtags #mittalong and #logcabinmitts, as well as #fringeandfriendslogalong, from which these first sprung.

For more details on the Fringe and Friends Log Cabin Make-along, see Fringe Association.