Mittens Knit On Two Needles – A Pair of Cables

twoneedlecablemitts

Sizes 8 to 10, 10 to 12, 12 to 14 years

MATERIALS
Knitting Worsted Weight Yarn, 4 oz
1 pair straight knitting needles No. 7 for size 8 to 10
1 pair straight knitting needles No. 8 for size 10 to 12
1 pair straight knitting needles No. 10 for size 12 to 14
cable needle (or one dp needle)





RIGHT MITTEN: With double strands of yam cast on 30 sts. Work
as follows:
Row 1: K3, P2, K6, P2, K4; P1, K1, over remaining 13 sts.
Row2: K1, P1, over first 13 sts; P4,K2,P6,K2,P3.
Repeat above 2 rows working a cable twist over the rib of K6, on the 5th and every 6th row thereafter to tip of mitten as follows:
sl the first 3 sts onto cable needle and hold in back of work, K the next 3 sts, K3 sts from cable needle.
When piece measures 3 inches from lower edge, continuing cable twist work as follows:
Row 1: K3, P2, K6, P2, K17.
Row 2: P17, K2, P6, K2, P3.
Repeat above 2 rows once (4 rows in all), then start thumb gusset as follows:
Row 1: K3, P2, K6, P2, K2, increase 1 st in each of next 2 sts, K13.
Row 2: P19, K2, P6, K2, P3.
Row 3: K3, P2, K6, P2, K2, increase 1 st in next st, K2, increase 1 st
in next st, K13.
Row 4: P21, K2, P6, K2, P3.
Row 5: K3, P2, K6, P2, K2, increase 1 st in next st, K4, increase 1 st in next st, K13.
Row 6: P23, K2, P6, K2, P3.
Row 7: K3, P2, K6, P2, K2, increase 1 st in next st, K6, increase 1 st in next st, K13.
Row 8: P25, K2, P6, K2, P3.
Row 9: K3.P2, K6,P2,K2; place the 15 sts just worked on a st holder.
K the next 10 sts for thumb. Place remaining 13 sts on 2nd st holder.
P1 row. K1 row, over the 10 thumb sts for 9 rows. K2 tog 5 times.
Draw remaining sts tog and fasten off. Sew thumb seam.









Place the sts from first holder onto needle. Attach yarn and pick up
2 sts at base of thumb. Place remaining sts from 2nd st holder to left
hand needle and work across row. Work back and forth in pattern
until piece measures 3 inches from base of thumb (size 10 to 12,
3 1/4 inches – 12 to 14, 3 1/2 inches).
Decrease as follows:
Row 1:K1, K2tog, P2, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K1, P2,K2, *K2tog, K1; repeatfrom * across row.
Row 2: P12, K2, P4, K2, P2.
Row 3: K2, P2 tog, K2, K2 tog, P2, * K2 tog, K2; repeat from * across row.
Row 4: P9, K2, P3, K1, P2.
Row 5: K1; K2 tog across row ending K2.
Row6: P1; K2 tog across row.
Draw remaining sts tog and fasten off. Sew side seams.

LEFT MITTEN: Work to correspond to right mitten in reverse as
follows:
Row 1: P1, K1, over 13 sts, K4, P2, K6, P2, K3.
Row 2: P3, K2, P6, K2, P4; K1, P1, over remaining 13 sts.
Repeat above 2 rows working a cable twist over the rib of K6, as given for right mitten.
Continue working in reverse to correspond to right mitten.

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  1. Debra January 6, 2010
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