Winterwonderland Mitts

This is easily my favourite of all my knitted mitts patterns


Abbreviations:

T3F (Twist 3 Front) – slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, purl next st from left hand needl, then knit sts from cable needle
T3B (Twist 3 Back) – slip next st onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 2 sts from left hand needle, then purl st from cable needle
C4F – slip next 2 sts onto a cable needle and hold in front of work, knit next 2 sts from left hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle
C4B – slip next 2 sts onto a cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 2 sts from left left hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle

3.5 mm DPNS (or circular needles if you prefer)
Aran yarn (I used 2.5 balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran) – it’s roughly around 250yrds of yarn

Cast on

CO56 sts using long tail method place marker before joining in the round.
Rib for 8 rows (k2,p2)

Left glove

Knit 22 sts from the marker and start cable pattern (when not knitting the cable pattern, you knit round)
(unlike my previous pattern there is no knit row between the ribbing and the cable as the cables appear to continue the rib

Cable pattern

Round 1: p2, k2, p2, t3f, t3b, p2, k2, p2
Round 2 and all even rounds: knit the knit sts, purl the purl sts
Round 3: p2, t3f, p2, c4f, p2, t3b, p2
Round 5: p3, t3f, t3b, t3f, t3b, p3
Round 7: p4, c4b, p2, c4b, p4
Round 9: p3, t3b, t3f, t3b, t3f, p3
Round 11: p2, t3b, p2, c4f, p2, t3f, p2
Round 13: p2, k2, p2, t3b, t3f, p2, k2, p2

In this pattern I have worked the cable pattern a total of 7 times.

After 1st repeat of the pattern, start shaping for the wrist.

Wrist/arm shaping:

Dec 2sts either side of the cable pattern on rounds 2 and 9 for the next 3 repeats of the pattern (12 st dec in total) as follows:
(1st repeat)
Round 2: knit to 12 sts BEFORE cable pattern, ssk, k10, cable pattern next 18sts, k10, k2tog, knit to marker
Round 9: repeat as above
(2nd repeat)
Round 2: knit to 11sts BEFORE cable pattern, ssk, k9, cable pattern next 18sts, k9, k2tog, knit to market
Round 9: as above
(3rd repeat)
Round 2: knit to 10 std BEFORE cable pattern, ssk, k9, cable pattern next 18sts, k8, k2tog, knit to market
Round 9: as above
44sts in total

Thumb gusset (left glove)

On the 5th repeat of the cable pattern, begin the thumb gusset, from marker, repeat the following 14 rows in conjunction with the cable pattern

Round 1: K7, p1, k2, p1, k5, continue in cable pattern (on each occasion)
Round 2: k7, p1, m1, k2, m1, p1, k5
Round 3 & 4: k7, p1, k4, p1, k5
Round 5: k7, p1, m1, k4, m1, p1, k5
Round 6: k7, p1, k6, p1, k5
Round 7: K7, p1, k6, p1, k5
Round 8: k7, p1, m1, k6, m1, p1, k5
Round 9 & 10: k7, p1, k8, p1, k5
Round 11: k7, p1, m1, k8, m1, p1, k5
Round 12: k7, p1, k10, p1, k5
Round 13: K7, p1, k10, p1, k5
Round 14: k7, p1, m1, k10, m1, p1, k5
(54 sts in total)

Repeat cable pattern once more with no increases in the thumb gusset (but continue purling the purl stitches)
After this repeat (6 cable repeats in total), put 12 thumb sts onto waste yarn, CO 6 sts and rejoin yarn (48sts) and repeat the cable pattern one last time.

Ribbing

Starting P2, K2, rib for 4 rows, Cast off in rib.

Rejoin Thumb

Put 12 sts back on the needle, pick up 6 sts across the gap by the hand, knit 1 row.
On next row, decrease 2 sts across the gap 6 sts: K1, ssk, k2tog, k1
Knit 2 more rows then 4 rows of k2, p2, ribbing, Cast off in rib

Weave in ends.

Right Glove

Exactly the same as the left glove EXCEPT:
18 sts after the marker, start cable pattern

Thumb gusset (right glove)

AFTER the Cable Pattern
Round 1: k5, p1, k2, p1, knit 7 (til marker)
Round 2: k5, p1, m1, k2, m1, p1, k7
Round 3 & 4: k5, p1, k4, p1, k7
Round 5: k5, p1, m1, k4, m1, p1, k7
Round 6: k5, p1, k6, p1, k7
Round 7: K5, p1, k6, p1, k7
Round 8: k5, p1, m1, k6, m1, p1, k7
Round 9 & 10: k5, p1, k8, p1, k7
Round 11: k5, p1, m1, k8, m1, p1, k7
Round 12: k5, p1, k10, p1, k7
Round 13: K5, p1, k10, p1, k7
Round 14: k5, p1, m1, k10, m1, p1, k7

Please note: there is another, gorgeous pattern on Ravelry that uses this cable pattern but is very different in construction. If you’re after a shorter pair, without the wrist shaping – this pattern may be for you: Vancouver Fog Mitts

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