The October Mittens were inspired by the dried twig and bud floral decorations that adorn homes in the autumn and winter. These mittens are perfectly suited for brisk morning walks to school and work before the weather turns frigid and blustery. The colorway Buttermere was chosen for its brightness, which looks great with the ruddy color of falling leaves. A floral branching design is created on the hand of the mitten by 1 x 1 crossing cables, with mini-bobbles to form the buds that gather at the tip of each branch.
YARN: The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering (60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair; 328 yds/100 gm skein): buttermere, 1 skein.
GAUGE: Flower Cable Chart (32 sts) = 3.75” (9.5 cm) on larger needles, after blocking.
42 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in charted pattern on larger needles, after blocking.
32 sts + 40 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in basket weave on smaller needles, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 - set US 1 (2.25 mm) dpns, 1 - set US 2 (2.75 mm) dpns.
NOTIONS: Stitch marker, tapestry needle, stitch holder or waste yarn.
SIZE: 10” (25.5 cm) total length, 8” (20.25 cm) circumference.
SKILLS: Bobbles, working cables from charts.
• For a tutorial on working cables from charts, visit our tips and tricks here.
• For a tutorial on working 2 stitch cables without a cable needle, visit here.
• For a tutorial on swatching and measuring gauge in a cable pattern, visit the tutorial here here.