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Despite telling my mom years ago that I would never become a knitter, I took up a pair of needles in 2009 and haven’t put them down since! Knitting is an outlet for my creative energy and my desire ...

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Barlow Mitts

from Chelsea Anne Design
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Barlow Mitts
Barlow Mitts
Barlow Mitts
Barlow Mitts
Barlow Mitts
Barlow Mitts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit cabled stitches
  • knit in the round
  • magic loop

Pattern Description:

Barlow is a fitted, fingerless mitt pattern characterized by a twisted cable winding around the forearm and along the top of the hand. Reminiscent of an old wagon trail winding through valleys and mountains, the cable is cleverly manipulated by simple increases and decreases along each side. Because of the shifting stitches of the spiraling cable, these mitts are most easily knit in the round, with the "Magic Loop" method. Lightweight but warm, Barlow is sure to become a favorite accessory when following your own adventure trail!

Measurements to fit: small hand,(med/lrg hand):
circumference of palm: 7 1/2", (8")
circumference of wrist: 6", (7")
from wrist to BO edge of mitt: 4", (4 1/2")
from CO edge of mitt to BO edge of mitt: 11", (12")

230-300 yrds of 80% merino /10% nylon /10%
cashmere, fingering weight yarn

Pattern includes helpful photos, charts and instructions including notes on all the techniques described.


7sts/ 9.5 rows= 1 inch in stockinette stitch with size US 4/3.5mm needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small hand , (medium/ large hand)


  • Size US 2/2.75 mm DPNs Size US 4/3,5mm circular needles with a 30" or larger cable; or needle size necessary to obtain gauge. cable needle stitch markers /tapestry needle /stitch holders

Suggested yarn:

230 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Pick's Capretta