Knitted Tube Wistwarmers

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. 1 ball of Baby Cashmerino from the Debbie Bliss range. A suitable alternative would be a 4 ply yarn.
  2. 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.

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