New pattern: Sandy Mitts

This pattern was made for a Cystic Fibrosis Raffle at work, mentioned here. I had so much fun designing these, and there’s a matching hat pattern coming soon!


MATERIALS:
1 skein (150 yds) of dk weight yarn (I used Malabrigo Arroyo in 855 Aguas)
2 sets dpns in sizes 6 (4.0 mm) and 4 (3.5 mm)
cable needle
tapestry needle
2 stitch markers
crochet hook
scrap yarn

PATTERN:
With crochet hook and larger dpns, do a provisional CO – chain & knit into 24 sts
Begin cable pattern.

CABLE PATTERN:
Row 1: C8B, k4, C8F
Rows 2, 3, 4: k20, purl to end
Row 5: K4, C8F, k8
Rows 6, 7, 8: k20, purl to end
Row 9: K8, C8B, k4
Rows 10, 11, 12: k20, purl to end

Work cable pattern 4 times, ending on row 9 of the 4th repeat.

**It may be helpful to block your cabled work while still on the needles, to make it easier when picking up sts.

With wrong sides facing, use kitchener st to graft two ends of cable together.

With smaller dpns, pick up & knit 42 sts in the round.
Knit four rows.

THUMB GUSSET:
Row 1: k3, pm, k1, m1R, k1, m1L, k1, pm, knit to end of row
Row 2: k all sts
Row 3: k3, sm, k1, m1R, k until 1 st before marker, m1L, k1, sm, knit to end of row
Row 4: k all sts

Rpt rows 3 & 4 until you have a total of 17 sts between the markers.

Next row: k3, remove marker, k1, slip 15 sts onto stitch holder (or scrap yarn), CO 4 sts using backwards loop method, k1, remove marker, knit to end of row.
K all sts until work measures 3″ from thumb sts on holder.
Work 1×1 rib (k1, p1) for four rows, then bind off in pattern.
Weave yarn through last st and weave in end.

FINISHING THE THUMB:
With dpns, pick up the 15 sts from holder, 1 st on the side of the thumb, the four CO sts, as well as 1 st on the other side of the thumb (21 sts).
K all sts until thumb measures 1.25″ from tip of thumb.
Next row: (k5, k2tog) around (18 sts).
Next row: k all sts
Work 1×1 rib (k1, p1) for 3 rows, then bind off in pattern.
Weave yarn through last st and weave in end.

Be sure to check out my other designs here!

Kylen

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