Thursday, December 5, 2013

CABLED FINGERLESS MITTEN PATTERN - 3 variations (stockinette, reverse stockinette, and moss st)


When I set out to design a new set of fingerless mittens I just couldn't make up my mind what background stitch to use.  So I wrote up the pattern for the three I liked the best!!!!  For each one you will need to knit the cuff first, then choose the body style and knit that portion.  To finish it off you will need to knit the top band portion of the pattern which is located at the VERY BOTTOM of the blog entry.  Since there is a design for the top of the hand you will also need to knit a right and left or the cable will end up on your palm. If you have any questions about the pattern or detect any errors please let me know in the comment section below.  ENJOY!!!

***Feel free to make as many of these as you want for profit, but remember to give credit to me, Amy B Stitched, or link back to this page!!***   




 Knit Cabled Fingerless Mitten

Measurement:
7 1/4" tall x 7" circumference

Materials needed:
size 8 knitting needles
cable needle
worsted weight yarn
size F crochet hook
darning needle

Knit and Crochet terms and abbreviations:
Cast on = CO
Knit = K
Purl = P
Slip = sl
Cable needle = cn
Single crochet = sc
Slip stitch = sl st
beginning = beg


Cuff: CO 30 (you will need at least an 8" tail for finishing)
Row 1: K, P across
Repeat row 1 until cuff measures 1 1/4" or desired length.


VARIATION # 1 STOCKINETTE BODY


Body (left):
Row 1: K7, P1, K8, P1, K13
Row 2: K1, P12, K1, P8, K1, P6, K1
Row 3: K7, P1, sl 4 sts onto cn and hold at back, K4, K4 from cn, P1, K13
Rows 4-10: repeat Rows 2 and 1.
Repeat Rows 3-10 until body measures 5 1/4" (6 1/2" from edge of cuff) or desired length.
Work Top Band according to instructions at bottom of pattern.

Body (right):
Row 1: K13, P1, K8, P1, K7
Row 2: K1, P6, K1, P8, K1, P12, K1
Row 3: K13, P1, sl 4 sts onto cn and hold at back, K4, K4 from cn, P1, K7.
Rows 4-10: repeat rows 2 & 1.
Repeat rows 3-10 until body measures 5 1/4" (6 1/4" from edge of cuff) or desired length.
Work Top Band according to instructions at bottom of pattern.


VARIATION #2 REVERSE STOCKINETTE BODY


Body (left):
Row 1: P8, K8, P14
Row 2: P1, K13, P8, K7, P1
Row 3: P8, sl 4 sts onto cn and hold at back, K4, K4 from cn, P14
Rows 4-10: repeat rows 2 & 1
Repeat rows 3-10 until body measures 5 1/4" (6 1/4" from edge of cuff) or desired length.
Work Top Band according to instructions at bottom of pattern.

Body (right):
Row 1: P14, K8, P8
Row 2: P1, K7, P8, K13, P1
Row 3: P14, sl 4 sts onto cn and hold at back, K4, K4 from cn, P8.
Rows 4-10: repeat rows 2 & 1
Repeat rows 3-10 until body measures 5 1/4" (6 1/4" from edge of cuff) or desired length.
Work Top Band according to instructions at bottom of pattern.


VARIATION #3 MOSS STITCH BODY


Body (left):
Row 1: (K, P) 8 sts, K8, (P, K) 14 sts.
Row 2: (K, P) 12 sts, K2, P8, K2, (P, K) 6 sts
Row 3: (K, P) 8 sts, sl 4 sts onto cn and hold at back, K4, K4 sts from cn, (P, K) 14 sts.
Rows 4-10: repeat rows 2 & 1.
Repeat rows 3-10 until body measures 5 1/4" (6 1/4" from edge of cuff) or desired length.
Work Top Band according to instructions at bottom of pattern.

Body (right):
Row 1: (K, P) 14 sts, K8, (P, K) 8 sts.
Row 2: (K, P) 6 sts, K2, P8, K2, (P, K) 12 sts.
Row 3: (K, P) 14 sts, sl 4 sts onto cn and hold at back, K4, K4 sts from cn, (P, K) 8 sts.
Rows 4-10: repeat rows 2 & 1.
Repeat rows 3-10 until body measures 5 1/4" (6 1/4" from edge of cuff) or desired length.
Work Top Band.
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Top Band:
K, P across. 2 rows.
Bind off loosely.  Do NOT Finish off.

Ch 1, sc evenly down the side of the panel.  Stop when you reach the bottom of the cuff, bring other edge of panel over and begin at the bottom of the cuff. Sc evenly up the edge of the panel.  Stop at the top edge of top band, sl st to beg sc.  Finish off leaving an 8" tail for sewing.

Side Seam: Closing the side seam from the top band using a darning needle, work at ladder stitch through back loops only, stitch down approximately 2", then reinforce that seam by going back up to top band and finish off.  It makes a nice flat and decorative joining seam. 
Repeat from the cuff edge stitching up approximately 2 1/4" and back down to cuff edge.  Finish off.