Raspberry Cream Mitts

These mitts are worked flat and then seamed, leaving a gap for the thumb. This process makes them an easy flat knit for beginners and seasoned pros alike.

Skill Level: Intermediate 

Size: Finished arm circumference = 8“ (20 cm); finished length = 10” (25 cm)

Gauge: 29 sts and 38 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking; 32 sts = 4” [10 cm] in cables after wet blocking 

Materials

Yarn:

Lace Weight Yarn Cascade 220 Fingering (100% peruvian highland wool; 273 yards [250 meters]/50 grams): #7802 Cerise (1 skein)
Needles: US size 3 (3.25 mm) straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Removable stitch markers

Abbreviations

C2FP: Cable 2 forwards and purl: sl1 st onto cable needle at front of work, p1, k1 from cable needle.
C2BP: Cable 2 backwards and purl: sl1 st onto cable needle at back of work, k1, p1 from cable needle.
C2B (WS): Sl 1 st onto cable needle at back of work, p1, p1 from cable needle.
M1r: Pick up yarn strand between sts from back to front, k through front.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked flat from the cuff down.

Pattern

Cast on 62 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Sl1, k1, p1, *k2, p1; rep to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2 (RS): Sl1, p1, *C2FP, C2BP, p2; rep to last 6 sts, C2FP, C2BP, p1, k1.
Row 3: Sl1, k2, *C2B, k4; rep to last 5 sts, C2B, k3.
Row 4: Sl1, p1, *C2BP, C2FP, p2; rep from * to last 6 sts, C2BP, C2FP, p1, k1.
Rep rows 1-4 twice more, then rows 1-3 once more. 

Left Mitt Only

Row 16 (RS): Sl1, p1, C2BP, C2FP, p1, pm, ssk, *k8, k2tog; rep from * 4 times more, k3. (56 sts)
Row 17 (WS): Sl1, p to m, k1, p1, k2, p1, k2.
Row 18: Sl1, pm, m1r, p1, C2FP, C2BP, p1, slm, ssk, k to end.
Row 19: Sl1, p to m, slm, k2, C2B, k2, p1, slm, k1.
Row 20: Sl1, m1r, slm, k1, p1, C2BP, C2FP, p1, slm, ssk, k to end.
Row 21: Sl1, p to m, slm, k1, p1, k2, p1, k1, p1, slm, p to last st, k1.
Row 22: Sl1, k to m, m1r, slm, k1, p1, C2FP, C2BP, p1, slm, ssk, k to end.
Row 23: Sl1, p to m, slm, k2, C2B, k2, p1, slm, p to last st, k1.
Row 24: Sl1, k to m, m1r, slm, k1, p1, C2BP, C2FP, p1, slm, ssk, k to end.
Rep rows 21-24 until work meas 8 cm.
Dec row (RS): Sl1, ssk, work in patt as set to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Continue working pattern as set until work meas 12 cm.
Work Dec row (RS).
Continue working in patt as set until work meas 16 cm.
Work Dec row (RS).
Continue working in patt as set until 7 sts rem between 2nd marker and left hand edge of work ending with a RS row. Remove markers on next row.
Next row: Sl1, k2, *C2B, k4; rep to last 5 sts, C2B, k3.
Next row: Sl1, p1, *C2BP, C2FP, p2; rep from * to last 6 sts, C2BP, C2FP, p1, k1.
Then work rows 1-4 twice and rows 1-3 once more.
Cast off knitwise.

Right Mitt Only

Row 16 (RS): Sl1, k2, *k2tog, k8; rep from * to last 7 sts, pm, p1, C2BP, C2FP, p1, k1.
Row 17 (WS): Sl1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k1, slm, p to last st, k1.
Row 18: Sl1, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slm, p1, C2FP, C2BP, p1, m1l, pm, k1.
Row 19: Sl1, slm, p1, k2, C2B, k2, slm, p to last st, k1.
Row 20: Sl1, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slm, p1, C2BP, C2FP, p1, k1, slm, m1l, k1.
Row 21: Sl1, p to m, slm, p1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k1, slm, p to last st, k1.
Row 22: Sl1, k to 2 sts before m, k2tog, slm, p1, C2FP, C2BP, p1, k1, slm, m1l, k to end.
Row 23: Sl1, p to m, slm, p1, k2, C2B, k2, slm, p to last st, k1.
Row 24: Sl1, k to 2 sts before m, k2tog, slm, p1, C2BP, C2FP, p1, k1, slm, m1l, k to end.
Rep rows 21-24 until work meas 8 cm.
Dec row (RS): Sl1, ssk, work in patt as set to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Continue working pattern as set until work meas 12 cm.
Work Dec row (RS).
Continue working in patt as set until work meas 16 cm.
Work Dec row (RS).
Continue working in patt as set until 7 sts rem between 1st marker and right hand edge of work ending with a RS row. Remove markers on next row.

Both Mitts

Next row: Sl1, k2, *C2B, k4; rep to last 5 sts, C2B, k3.
Next row: Sl1, p1, *C2BP, C2FP, p2; rep from * to last 6 sts, C2BP, C2FP, p1, k1.
Then work rows 1-4 twice and rows 1-3 once more.
Cast off knitwise.

Finishing

Block mitts to measurements given. Seam from cuff towards palm for 6½“, leave 2½“ gap for thumb, seam last 1”. yarn ball

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