I first came up with the design for these when I worked at Fibre and Clay several years ago and they’ve been a staple in my “gift knitting” since. Originally they were designed to show how versatile Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino can be and were available as a free pattern in the shop. So, as it’s time to start thinking about Christmas Gifts, here it is again.
You will need:
- 1 ball of Baby Cashmerino from the Debbie Bliss range. A suitable alternative would be a 4 ply yarn.
- I used 3.25mm needles throughout.
This pattern uses Eyelet Mock Cable Rib (abbreviated to EMCR in the pattern below) which is a 4 row repeat:
Row 1: P2 *sl1, K2, psso, P2; repeat from * to end
Row 2: K2, *P1, yrn, P1, K2; repeat from * to end
Row 3: P2, *K3, P2; repeat from * to end
Row4: K2, *P3, K2; repeat from * to end
How to knit the mittens:
Cast on 47 stitches
Work 4 repeats of EMCR (16 rows in total)
Repeat row 3
Repeat row 4
Work for 14cm repeating rows 3 and 4 then work a further two repeats of EMCR
Cast off loosely in pattern.
Weave in all ends and sew up leaving a 2.5cm gap for the thumb just below the two repeats of EMCR (or to suit your hand).
Repeat to make a second mitten.