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I have been knitting for many years, but only designing for around a year. I started after having worked in the beautiful knititng shop, Loop, in London. Such a fabulous array of ...

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Pat's Mitts

from Kate's Twirl Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Pat's Mitts
Pat's Mitts
Pat's Mitts
Pat's Mitts
Pat's Mitts
Pat's Mitts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, ktb, increase, use a cable needle & knit in the round

Pattern Description:

A cosy and long pair of cabled mitts, to keep you toasty and snug on those lovely bright chilly days and to stop that cheeky wind from whooshing up your sleeve.

Rather quick to make up, using less than 1 skein of yarn and suitable for either sex, this is an ideal Christmas or other gift knit. What's more, you can get 3 pairs from 2 skeins, which is really handy if you need to knit a few!

Each mitt is knitted in the round, from the bottom up, in reverse stocking stitch with a traditional cable pattern running along the back of the arm and hand. The pattern gives instructions using the magic loop technique. There's a link in the pattern to a tutorial by Knit Picks on how to do the magic loop technique. Any experienced user of DPNs will be able to convert the pattern easily, if magic loop isn't your thing.

The mitt is a good average size with plenty of stretch and will, therefore, fit most people. If, however, you're making them for a particularly small or large hand, this can be easily achieved by adding or removing a couple of sts - feel free to DM me if you would like help with this.


24 stitches over 29 rows per 10 cm square (using stocking stitch, unblocked)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Each finished mitt measures:
  • Width 7cm (3") approximately
  • Length 25 cm (10") approximately


  • 130 metres (141 yards) or aran / worsted weight yarn
  • 4mm (US size 6) circular needle of not less than 80cm (32") - OR 4mm (US 6) DPNs)
  • Cable needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 3 stitch markers (or spare yarn)
  • Stitch holder (or spare yarn) for thumb sts
  • Darning needle

Suggested yarn:

141 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Beroco Ultra Alpaca

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