Take THAT! by Jimenez Joseph

Take THAT!

August 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Cricket Cable pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
160 - 185 yards (146 - 169 m)
One size - will fit palm circumference: 7” (18cm) to 8.25” (21cm)
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“Take THAT!” In cricket, when a batsman hits a six he is really thumping that heavy ball out of the arena! These fingerless mitts are made in the round from the bottom up using a circular needle. It features nifty cable rib patterning and funky stripes.

Yarn Quantity
Main Colour (MC) 1 skein of suggested yarn: Primo Worsted by The Plucky Knitter (75% Merino / 20% Cashmere / 5% Nylon) 200yds/105g.

Alternative yarn: Primo Aran by The Plucky Knitter (75% Merino / 20% Cashmere / 5% Nylon) 200yds/115g.

Contrast Colour 1, 2 and 3 (CC1, CC2 and CC3): Approx. 10g each of suggested yarn.

5mm (US 8) (or size required to get gauge) and 4mm (US 6) circular needles of 80cm (32”) or longer, 1 stitch marker, cable needle (optional), stitch holders or waste yarn, measuring tape and yarn needle for weaving in ends.

Gauge in Cricket Cable pattern: 25 sts by 30 rows over 4” (10cm) square on larger size needles. Unblocked. Gauge in 1x1 Ribbing pattern: 27 sts by 32 rows over 4” (10cm) square on smaller size needles. Unblocked.

One size only -- will fit hand size of 7” (18cm) to 8.25” (21cm) palm circumference. For a smaller size: go down 1 or 2 needle sizes. For a larger size: cast on extra stitches at the cuff ribbing, then on the last row of ribbing, decrease sts to the correct stitch count for the Cricket Cable pattern. For length, add/subtract rows as you desire.

Knowledge of the following techniques is helpful: German long tail cast on method (or any preferred stretchy cast on method), cabling with or without a cable needle and working in the round (magic loop).

Useful Video Tutorials
German twisted long tail cast on: https://youtu.be/XCzuvQsDLrA
Cabling without a cable needle: http://youtu.be/a3FR32CsyR8
Understanding magic loop: http://youtu.be/1mqIqRdJc68