Ox Pull Mitts by Leah B. Thibault

Ox Pull Mitts

Knitting
September 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 20 rows = 2 inches
in Ox-Horn Cable
US 6 - 4.0 mm
180 - 200 yards (165 - 183 m)
6½” (16.5 cm) palm circumference and 11½” (29 cm) long; To fit: 8” (20.5 cm) palm circumference
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Errata: there is an error with the thumb gusset instructions -
Iin simple terms, you should keep the pattern on the hand the same as established and increase one stitch on either side of the thumb gusset (between the markers) every other row until you get to 25 total thumb sts.

Oxen might not be as fast as horses, but they’re hardy—and well suited to working in deep snow, which might explain why they caught on and remain popular in New England.

“Hardy and good for snow” describes these knit mitts and hat as well, which feature an ox-horn cable worked in a rich burgundy color.

Gauge
13 stitches and 20 rows = 2 1/4” 6 cm in Ox-Horn Cable for Hat pattern, after blocking

Notions
Cable needle
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers
Stitch holder or scrap yarn

Pattern Notes
Mitts are worked from the cuff to the fingertips, then the thumb is worked at the end. The hat is worked from the brim to the cap. As written, the mitts feature a long cuff and the beanie is snugly fitted. To adjust, simply increase or decrease length by 4 row increments.