Convertible Mittens Digital Knitting Pattern
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The convertible Cable Mittens are basically just what they sound like, a set of densely knit mittens done in Aran-weight yarn, designed to stand up to a Canadian winter, but also leave the fingers free for texting, using car keys, or all those other fiddly tasks that are near-impossible in standard mittens!
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The mitts are knit from the cuff to the tip, with the mitten flap picked up across the back of the hand. The slipped-stitch palm helps provide warmth, traction, and durability to the mitten; while the cables up the back provide a dash of style to a functional and durable mitten.
The Cable pattern is both written and charted; this pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software which includes the written instruction.
Sizes Available: XS, (S, M, L, XL)
Hand Circumference: 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9) inches (18, 19, 20.5, 21.5, 23) cm, measured at base of knuckles.
Cuff and thumb length are adjustable.
Pattern is intended to be worn with approximately 0.5 to 1 inches (1.5 to 2.5) cm of ease.
176 (189, 245, 263, 291)yards, 161 (173, 224, 241, 266) of worsted/aran yarn. Blue Sample is knit in Blue Sky Fibers Worsted Hand Dyes: (50%
Alpaca/50% Merino); Green Sample is knit in Knit Picks Muse Hand-Painted (100% Superwash Merino)
3.25 mm /US 3 needles for working on a small circumference: 4 DPNs, or a 24inch (60 cm) circular needle for magic loop. Adjust needle size to match gauge
cable needles (2)
contrasting colour scrap yarn (worsted weight or heaver suggested)
3 stitch markers
Either: 2 0.75 inch (19 mm) buttons; or: 2 pairs 14mm sew-in snaps
Gauge for Pattern:
20 sts and 28 rounds = 4 inches (10 cm square) in stocking stitch
24 sts and 28 rounds = 4 inches (10 cm square) in pattern after blocking
long-tail cast on
backwards loop cast on
decreases: k2tog, ssk, p2tog, p2tog tbl, cdd.
working small circumferences in the round
increases: m1l, m1r
picking up stitches
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Newest Update: December 10, 2020
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Photo Credit: Douvlak Photography and Stephanie Wallace
1) A person wearing a pair of flip-top convertible mittens. They are unbuttoning the left-hand mitten from the back of the hand.
2) A pair of mittens laying flat, knit in worsted-weight royal blue yarn. One mitten is palm up, to show a slipped-stitch pattern on the palm, you can see where the mitten top folds back. The other mitten is palm down, showing a cable pattern on the back of the hand.
3) A person wearing a pair of flip-top convertible mittens. They are working a touch screen with the exposed fingers of the right hand, the mitten top is buttoned back.
4) A person wearing a pair of flip-top convertible mittens. They are unbuttoning the left-hand mitten from the back of the hand.
5) A pair of mittens laying flat, knit in marled green worsted-weight yarn. One mitten is palm up, to show a slipped-stitch pattern on the palm, you can see where the mitten top folds back. The other mitten is palm down, showing a cable pattern on the back of the hand.
6) A person wearing a pair of flip-top convertible mittens. They are working a touch screen with the exposed fingers of the right hand, the mitten top is buttoned back.