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Double Cable Mittens

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Double Cable Mittens
Double Cable Mittens
Double Cable Mittens
Double Cable Mittens
Double Cable Mittens

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cables
  • Circular Knitting

Pattern Description:

These fingerless gloves are fairly easily knitted and feature a beautiful double cable design running along the back side of both hands with a plain palm side.

This pattern is for a classic look standard size length pair of mittens but you can easily add an extra repeat of the cable pattern on the wrist for a longer mitt.

Links to the Magic Loop method of knitting in the round are included in the pattern notes.


22 stitches x 30 rows in Stocking Stitch make a 4 inches square (10cm) after blocking.


  • 1 skein of James C. Brett Pure Merino (50g - 124m -136yds per skein) or equivalent weight yarn in your favourite brand/colour- The colour I used for the mittens shown here is Chartreuse Green (Shade PM1); You will need 2 skeins if you knit the longer size wrist;
  • one 4mm (US size 6) circular needle of 60cm (24in) length or longer or a set of 4mm (US size 6) double-pointed needles;
  • 1 cable needle,
  • 2 stitch markers,
  • 1 stitch holder or a 20cm (8in) length of smooth yarn in a contrasting colour;

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 tapestry needle
  • scissors

Suggested yarn:

136 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

James C. Brett Pure Merino


Chartreuse Green - PM1

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I am a single Mum with a passion for knitting. Originally from France I moved to Ireland in my early 20's and got "adopted" by the very friendly Irish.

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