Simple Cable Mittens
The Simple Cable Mittens are perfect to keep the chill out when the temperature drops. Quick and easy to knit, they are ideal for gift knitting as their stretchiness ensures a comfortable fit without too much measurement. The ribbing draws the material together to provide more insulation than a single layer of knit fabric, while the cable detail adds interest to what is otherwise simple, comfortable knitting. You’ll find it hard to stop after one pair!
Notions: Cable needle Stitch holder (a large safety pin will also work to hold the small number of stitches required) Knitter’s sewing needle/Tapestry needle for weaving in ends Stitch marker
Notes:You can adjust the length of the mittens both before and after the thumb gusset is worked. If you like a snug wrist cuff, you can cast on and knit using smaller needles (4.5mm DPNs or circular needle (US 7) is suggested). After completing the cable instructions, switch to larger needles for the rest of the mitten. Both mittens are identical (without Left/Right shaping). You can increase the size range easily, as the pattern is worked on a 8-stitch repeat. Cast on 8 sts more or less (or multiples of 8) for a larger or smaller size.
- Both imperical and metric measurements
- Written instructions
- A4 document of 4 pages
Materials you need at home:
- 120-150m Aran or worsted yarn
- 5mm circular knitting needles (US8) or DPNs
- Stitch Marker
- Cable Needle
- Tapestry/Knitter's Sewing Needle
I'm a knitter from the Aran Islands, combining traditional elements of Aran knitting (e.g. cables, lattice work) with more modern techniques, such as seamless knitting, to create my own original designs.
I first learnt to knit when I was about 6, and, at school, we moved on to Aran knitting pretty quickly! I kept knitting over the years, as a hobby, and also started knitting some items for my cousin to sell on Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands. Then came the brainwave of setting up a shop online, so people could buy original Aran knits without having to come all the way here! I loved creating my own original designs, and eventually made the step to publishing them : )
I'm always happy to hear from you if you have any queries about my shop! You can find my online shop at www.aranaccessories.net and follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr @aranaccessories ; I am on Facebook at aranaccessories.net Le gach beannacht/With best wishes, Máirín Ní Dhonncha