Otrera mitts by Jen Arnall-Culliford

Otrera mitts

March 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
244 yards (223 m)
To fit approximate hand circumference above thumb: 16–19 (19–22, 22–25) cm [6¼–7½ (7½–8¾, 8¾–9¾) in]
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Handy for chilly days when you need to get work done, these cabled fingerless mitts are fun to knit and to wear.

Print and eBook bundle available from Purlescence (UK) and Strickmich (EU).
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Small (Medium, Large)
To fit approximate hand circumference above thumb: 16–19 (19–22, 22–25) cm [6¼–7½ (7½–8¾, 8¾–9¾) in]
Unstretched mitt circumference above thumb: 15 (18, 20.5) cm [6 (7, 8¼) in]
Mitts finished length: 21 (21, 23.5) cm [8¼ (8¼, 9¼) in]

Coop Knits Socks Yeah! DK (75% fine superwash merino wool, 25% nylon; 112m [122yds] per 50g skein)
Mitts shown in Morpheus (206); 2 x 50g skeins in all sizes

1 set 3mm [US 2.5] double-pointed needles, or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round, or needle size required to match tension
Small quantity of waste yarn for holding stitches
Stitch markers
Cable needle (optional)

A dense fabric is required to ensure that your mitts are hard-wearing.
28 sts and 36 rounds to 10cm [4in] over stocking stitch
Unstretched cable panel (26 sts) measures 5cm [2in]

Both mittens and mitts are knitted in the round. The thumb is worked with gusset increases before the stitches are left on hold to be completed later. The cable panel is worked up the back of the hand, and is mirrored on left and right hands. Since the mittens are knitted in the round, all chart rows are read from right to left. The charted cable panel is also provided as written instructions.