Designer: Sandi Wiseheart
Published: June 6, 2007
Technique: Decreasing, Increasing
Skill Level: Intermediate
Have cold hands but need your fingers free to work or play? These unisex textured mitts, worked in softest alpaca, are the answer. The easy no-cable-needle cable pattern continues from the cuff up over the back of the hand; the palm is smooth stockinette stitch for comfort and flexibility.
Finished Size: About 7” (18 cm) hand circumference and 91⁄2” (24 cm) long, unstretched. To fit a man’s medium or woman’s large hand.
Yarn: Classic Elite Inca Alpaca (100% alpaca; 109 yd [100 m]/50 g): #1113 black, 2 skeins
Needles: Size 5 (3.75 mm): set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Markers; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 11 sts and 16 rnds = 2” (5 cm) in St st worked in the rnd
Skill Level: Intermediate.