Monday, December 18, 2006

Pattern: Christmas Eve Cabled Mitts



Hope you like the pattern and, if you find any errors (which I hope you don't), just email me and let me know, okay?

YARN: Elsbeth Lavold Angora, 1 skein (91 yards): 17 stitches to 4 inches on size US 7-8 needle for the gauge on the label.

NEEDLES: Size 6 dpns (4) or 2 24" circs for 2Circ method, 1 40" circ for Magic Loop

ACCESSORIES: tapestry needle, scissors, marker for beginning of round, cable needle, row counter and 1 yard or so of waste yarn in a contrasting color.

DIRECTIONS:

Using the long tail cast on and 3-4 inches of tail, CO 36 stitches. Arrange 12 stitches for each of 3 dpns and, being careful not to twist, join in the round with a marker to note start of round.

LEFT HAND-

Round 1: *(k2, p2)....*repeat to the end of the round.
Round 2-4: repeat row 1

Round 5: (k12) on N1, (p3, k9) on N2, (k9, p3) on N3
Round 6 & 7: repeat round 5
Round 8: N1 - Using cable needle, place 4 stitches on this needle, hold this needle to the BACK of the work, knit the next 4 stitches, knit the 4 from the cable needle and then knit the last 4 stitches. N2- (p3, k9), N3- (k9, p3)
Round 9, 10, 11: repeat round 5
Round 12: N1-(k4, using cable needle, place 4 stitches on this needle, hold this needle to the FRONT of the work, knit the next 4 stitches, knit the 4 from the cable needle.) N2-(p3, k9), N3- (k9, p3)
Round 11, 12, 13: repeat round 5

Round 14-24: repeat rounds 5-13

Round 25-31: repeat rounds 5-11

Round 32: N1-(k4, using cable needle, place 4 stitches on this needle, hold this needle to the FRONT of the work, knit the next 4 stitches, knit the 4 from the cable needle.) N2-(p3, k9). On N3- (k2, drop the main yarn and, using the waste yarn, use this to knit the next 7 stitches. Place these 7 stitches back on the left needle. Knit these 7 again with the main yarn. P3)

Round 33, 34, 35: repeat round 5
Round 36, 37, 38: *(k2, p2)...*repeat to the end of round.
Round 39: Bind off in pattern.

THUMB (for both hands):

With dpn, pick up 7 stitches from top of waste yarn. With another dpn, pick up 7 stitches from the bottom of waste yarn, picking out the waste yarn as you go.

Round 1: Starting at the corner of one of the needles and using a third dpn and main yarn, pick up 2 stitches on the "bare" side, knit across the 7, pick up another 2 stitches, knit across the last 7. Place a marker here to indicate start of round.

Round 2, 3: knit 2 rounds
Round 4, 5: *(k2, p2)...*repeat until the end of round
Round 6: Bind off in pattern. (if you would like a longer thumb, you can add more knit rounds, but you might end up needing more than one skein of this yarn. I had some left over from my set of mitts, so you might actually end up having enough. Let me know if you do!)

RIGHT HAND-

(Copy all of the left hand until you get to round 32. This should read:

Round 32: N1-(k4, using cable needle, place 4 stitches on this needle, hold this needle to the FRONT of the work, knit the next 4 stitches, knit the 4 from the cable needle.) On N2- (p3, drop the main yarn and, using the waste yarn, use this to knit the next 7 stitches. Place these 7 stitches back on the left needle. Knit these 7 again with the main yarn. K2). N3- (k9, p3).

Follow rounds 33-39 for left hand.


FINISHING:

Using tapestry needle, weave in all ends....cuff, top of mitt, and base/top of thumb. Try on your mitt and admire your handiwork!

OH, and guess who was the winner of the my podcast "Questions? Questions?" contest???? I think GiGi has got herself some Harvest Moon STR!!!! Congratulations!!! I'll bring it to ya on Wed knitting!



Happy Knitting! (oh, and I'm not sure if I'll be doing another podcast before the holidays. I'll try if I can. If not, hope you all have a very wonderful holiday and new year!!!)

Love, Gina : )

3 comments:

Jackie said...

Thanks for posting the pattern! I'll be trying these soon.

Congtrats to Gigi on the STR - Nice Prize!!

Ben looks so freaking cute modeling the winning entry. I want to squeeze his face.

Nichole said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful pattern - I can't wait to try making my own pair!

Liisa said...

Hi!
I was knitting your beautiful mittens and I noticed a little mistake in the pattern.

You have there rounds 1 to 12 and then again Rounds 11,12,13 (should these be 13,14,15?) and then it says "Round 14-24: repeat rounds 5-13"
Should this be rounds 5-15?

Thanks anyway, very beautiful mittens! :)