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Eileen Casey is a designer from Ireland now living in beautiful upstate NY - where thankfully there is plenty of sweater weather.

She has been knitting since she was 5, and couldn't imagine life ...

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Brass Knuckle Mitts

from Eileen Casey Creations
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Brass Knuckle Mitts
Brass Knuckle Mitts
Brass Knuckle Mitts
Brass Knuckle Mitts
Brass Knuckle Mitts
Brass Knuckle Mitts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Picking up stitches
  • Cables
  • Provisional cast on

Pattern Description:

These mitts have a unique construction Four honeycomb cables become finger holes, and when you put your fingers through you get the classic brass knuckles - though it's much safer when it's done in wool.

Then, stitches are picked up all around the 4 sides of the rectangular strip, and the mitt is knit in the round down to the wrist. At the sides the honeycomb pattern is continued, so it runs seamlessly from the outer wrist edge, up the outside of the hand, over the hand (with the fingers poking through), and down the inside of the hand. The open cable is worked again to make the thumb hole.

This is worked in DK weight yarn to make the women's size, and worsted weight to make the men's size. Same directions, different sizes.


24 sts/32 rows = 4" in stockinette/reverse stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit average woman's hand. For a man, use a worsted weight yarn and US #6 needles with the pattern as written.
  • Circumference: 7 [8] inches
  • Length: 4.5 [5] inches


  • KnitPicks Capra DK [85% merino wool/15% cashmere; 123 yds/113 m per 1.75oz/50g skein]; color: Fairy Tale, 24977; 1 skein
  • 1 set US #5/3.75 mm dpns or extra long (at least 40 inches) US #5/3.75 mm circular needle for magic loop method.

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • waste yarn for cast on
  • cable needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Capra

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