Mock Cabled Mitts

These lacy and delicate mitts are perfect for cool spring mornings or a quick gift for Mother’s Day. Eyelets and mock cables provide texture and interest in this intermediate pattern.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Circumference: 6 (6.5)” [15 (16.5 cm]; height: 7.5 (8)” [19 (20) cm]. Shown in 6” [15 cm]. The smaller size fits a hand circumference of 7-8” [17.5-20.5 cm] and the larger size 8-8.5” [20.5-21.5 cm]

Gauge: 24 sts and 36 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in St st, lightly blocked; One 21-st Lace Repeat= 2.5” across x 2” high [6.5 x 5 cm]

Materials

Yarn:

Super Fine Weight Yarn Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% superwash merino wool; 420 yards [384 meters]/100 grams): Grenadine (1 (1) hank)

Needle: US size 5 (3.75 mm): double point needle

Notions: Markers, waste yarn or stitch holder, US size C (2.75 mm) or D (3.25 mm) crochet hook (optional: for finishing nupps)

Special Stitches

Nupp: Loosely (k1,yo) twice, k1 in a single st.

K5tog Tbl: Knit 5 sts together through the back loop.

Mock cable: Sl 3rd st over first 2 sts, k1, yo, k1.

1/2 RC: Sl 2 sts to cn, hold in back, k1, k2 from cn.

Mock Cable (worked over 3 sts)

Rnd 1: Mock cable.

Rnds 2-4: Knit.

Rep Rnds 1-4 for patt.

Lace (worked over 21 sts)

Rnd 1: Work Mock Cable, p1, k4, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, k4, p1, Mock Cable.
Rnd 2: K3, p1, (k6, p1) twice, k3.
Rnd 3: K3, p1, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, ssk, k3, p1, k3.
Rnd 4: K3, p1, k4, (p1, k1) twice, p1, k4, p1, k3.
Rnd 5: Mock Cable, p1, k2, k2tog, yo, (p1, k1) twice, p1, yo, ssk, k2, p1, Mock Cable.
Rnd 6: K3, p1, k3, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, k3, p1, k3.
Rnd 7: K3, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, p1, nupp, k1, p1, k1, nupp, p1, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k3.
Rnd 8: K3, p1, k2, p2, k5tog tbl, k1, p1, k1, k5tog tbl, p2, k2, p1, k3.
Rnd 9: Mock Cable, p1, k2tog, yo, p1, nupp, k2, p1, k2, nupp, p1, yo, ssk, p1, Mock Cable.
Rnd 10: K3, p1, k1, p2, k5tog tbl, k2, p1, k2, k5tog tbl, p2, k1, p1, k3.
Rnd 11: K3, p1, k1, p1, nupp, k3, p1, k3, nupp, p1, k1, p1, k3.
Rnd 12: K3, p1, k1, p1, k5tog tbl, k3, p1, k3, k5tog tbl, p1, k1, p1, k3.
Rnd 13: Mock Cable, p1, k1, nupp, k2, (p1, k1) twice, p1, k2, nupp, k1, p1, Mock Cable.
Rnd 14: K3, p1, k1, k5tog tbl, k2, (p1, k1) twice, p1, k2, k5tog tbl, k1, p1, k3.
Rnd 15: K3, p1, k4, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, k4, p1, k3.
Rnd 16: Rep Rnd 3.
Rnd 17: Mock Cable, p1, k2, k2tog, yo, k2, p1, k2, yo, ssk, k2, p1, Mock Cable.
Rnd 18: K3, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, p1, k3, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k3.
Rnd 19: K3, p1, k2tog, yo, k4, p1, k4, yo, ssk, p1, k3.
Rnd 20: Rep Rnd 2.
Rep Rnds 1-20 for patt.

Pattern Notes

Mitt is worked in the rnd from the bottom up, working the Lace patt three times. After the first repeat, the thumb gusset is started. The thumb sts are placed on waste yarn until the body is completed.

When creating the nupps, use a loose tension. The nupps are finished in the following rnd by knitting the sts together through the back loops. A crochet hook can be used.

Pattern – (Make Two)

CO loosely 42 (46) sts. Place marker and join for working in the rnd.

Rib Edging

Rnds 1-2: P1, k3, p1, (k2, p2, k2, p1) twice, k3, *p1, k3; rep from * to end.
Rnd 3: P1, work Mock Cable patt, p1, (k2, p2, k2, p1) twice, work Mock Cable patt, p1, work Mock Cable patt, *p1, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, work Mock Cable patt.
Rnds 4-6: Rep Rnd 3.

Lace

Rnds 1-20: P1, work Lace patt, p1, work Mock Cable patt, *p1, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, continue Mock Cable patt.

Thumb Gusset

For Left Mitt Only

Set-up Rnd: M1R, k1, M1L, pm for Thumb Gusset, cont patt as est. (2 sts inc. 44 (48) sts)
Next Rnd: P1, k1, p1, sm, cont patt as est.
Rnd 1 (inc): P1, M1R, k to 1 st before m, M1L, p1, sm, cont patt as est. (2 sts inc)
Rnds 2-3: P1, k to 1 st before m, p1, sm, cont patt as est.

For Right Mitt Only

Set-up Rnd: P1, work Lace patt, pm for Thumb Gusset, M1R, k1, M1L, pm for Thumb Gusset, cont patt as est. (2 sts inc, 44 (48) sts)
Next Rnd: Work to marker, sm, p1, k1, p1, sm, cont patt as est.
Rnd 1 (inc): Work to marker, sm, p1, M1R, k to 1 st before m, M1L, p1, sm, cont patt as est. (2 sts inc)
Rnds 2-3: Work to marker, sm, p1, k to 1 st before m, p1, sm, cont patt as est.

For Both Mitts

Rep last 3 rnds (Rnds 1-3) 6 more times.
Rep Inc Rnd once more. (58 (62) sts: 17 sts between markers for Thumb Gusset)
Work even in est patt until piece measures 3 (3.25)” from the base of the Thumb Gusset.

For Left Mitt only

Transfer the Thumb Gusset sts to waste yarn, removing thumb marker, pm for beginning of rnd. With working yarn, CO 1 st, cont patt as est. (42 (46) sts)

For Right Mitt only

Work to Thumb m, remove m, transfer Thumb Gusset sts to waste yarn, remove m, CO 1 st, cont patt as est. (42 (46) sts)

For Both Mitts

Work even in est patt until Rnds 1-20 of Lace patt has been worked 3 times total.

Rib Edging

Rnd 1: P1, Mock Cable, p1, (k2, p2, k2, p1) twice, Mock Cable, p1, Mock Cable, *p1, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, Mock Cable.
Rnds 2-4: P1, k3, p1, (k2, p2, k2, p1) twice, k3, *p1, k3; rep from * to end.
Rnd 5: P1, 1/2 RC, p1, (k2, p2, k2, p1) twice, 1/2 RC, p1, 1/2 RC, *p1, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, 1/2 RC.
Rep Rnd 2 once (5) time(s).

Fasten off loosely in patt.

Thumb

Transfer Thumb sts to needles. Join yarn to work in the rnd and knit all sts. Pick up and knit 1 st from the CO st. (18 sts)
Work in St st for 6 rnds.

Next 2 Rnds: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Fasten off loosely in patt.

Finishing

Lightly block to measurements. Weave in ends.yarn ball
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