Children's Two Needle Cable Mittens

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Small: 2-4 Year
Medium: 5-7 Year
Large: 8-10 Year

Instructions are for small size, changes for medium and large sizes are in parentheses.

MATERIALS: Fleisher’s or Bear Brand Twin-Pak Knitting Worsted; or Fleisher’s or Bear Brand Twin-Pak Win-Knit, Color A, 2 (3-3) ozs. Bucilla Ever-Match Tapestry Wool, 1, 40-yd skein, Color B.

“Boye” Knitting Needles, 1 pair Size 3.
“Boye” Crochet Hook, Size E (2).

GAUGE: 13 sts = 2 inches; 9 rows=1 inch

RIGHT MITTEN: Cuff: With B, cast on 40 (45-50) sts.

K 4 rows garter st. Break off.

Row 1: right side: With A, k.

Row 2: * K 3, p 2; repeat from * to end.

Row 3: * K 2, p 3; repeat from * to end.

Repeat last 2 rows until 15 (17-19) rows of ribbing, end on wrong side.

Dec. row: * P 1, p2 tog., k 2; repeat from * to end; 32 (36-40) sts. Work p 2, k 2 ribbing for 5 (7-9) rows.

Hand: Small Size Only: Row 1: K 2 tog., k 2, p 2 inc. 1 st in each of next 2 sts, k 4, p 2, k 17, inc. 1 st in last st; 34 sts.

(Medium Size Only: Row 1: K 4, p 2, inc. 1 st in each of next 2 sts, k 4, p 2, k 22; 38 sts.

Large Size Only: Row 1: Inc. 1 st in first st, k 3, p 2, inc. 1 st in each of next 2 sts, k 4, p 2, k 24 tog.; 42 sts.)

Row 2: P 19 (22-25), k 2, p 8, k 2, p 3 (4-5).

Row 3: K 3 (4-5), p 2, slip next 4 sts to crochet hook, hold at back, k next 4 sts, k 4 sts from hook, cable twist, work to end.

Row 4: Same as row 2. Row 2 rows even.

Row 7: Work 17 (19-21) sts, inc. 1 st in each of next 2 sts for thumb, work to end; 36 (40-44) sts.

Row 8: Work even.

Row 9: Work 17 (19-21) sts for back of hand, inc. 1 st in next st, k 2, inc. 1 st in next st, work to end; 38 (42-46) sts. Continue to inc. 2 sts every 2nd row 4 (5-6) times, always having same number of sts at each side and 2 sts more between incs. Each time; repeating cable twist every 10th row. Work 1 row even after last inc. row, about 2 (2 ¼-2 ½) ins. above cuff; 46 (52-58) sts.

Dividing row: Work 18 (20-22) sts, slip on holder for back of hand, k 13 (15-17) sts for thumb, slip remaining sts on second holder for palm.

Thumb: P1 row, k 1 row for 1 ¼ (1 ¾-2 ¼) ins., end with k row.

Dec. row: P 1, p 2 tog. 6 (7-8) times; 7 (8-9) sts. Break yarn, draw end twice through remaining sts. Sew edges of thumb tog. Take up sts of back of hand, join yarn, pick up and k 2 sts at base of thumb, take up and k palm sts; 35 (39-43) sts.

Hand: Work even until 3 ¾ (4 ¾-5 ¾) ins. above cuff, repeating cable twist every 10th row, end with a twist row, completing cables.

First dec. row: P 3, * p 2 tog., p 2; repeat from * to end; 27 (30-33) sts. K 1 row even.

2nd dec. row: * P 1, p 2 tog.; repeat from * to end; 18 (20-22) sts. K 1 row even.

3rd dec. row: P 2 tog. 9 (10-11) times. Break yarn draw end twice through remaining sts. Sew seam.

LEFT MITTEN: Cuff: With B, cast on 40 (45-50) sts.

K 4 rows garter st. Break off.

Row 1: right side: With A, k.

Row 2: * P 2, k 3; repeat from * to end.

Row 3: * P 3, k 2; repeat from * to end.

Repeat last 2 rows until 15 (17-19) rows of ribbing, end on wrong side.

Dec. row: * K 2, p 1, p 2 tog.; repeat from * to end; 32 (36-40) sts. Work K 2, p 2 ribbing for 5 (7-9) rows.

Hand: Small Size Only: Row 1: Inc. 1 st in first st, k 17, p 2 inc. 1 st in each of next 2 sts, k 4, p 2, k 2, k 2 tog.; 34 sts.

(Medium Size Only: Row 1: K 22, p 2, inc. 1 st in each of next 2 sts, k 4, p 2, k 4; 38 sts.

Large Size Only: Row 1: K 2 tog., k 24, p 2, inc. 1 st in each of next 2 sts, k 4, p 2, k 3, inc. 1 st in last st; 42 sts.)

Row 2: P 3 (4-5) sts, k 2, p 8, k 2, p 19 (22-25) sts.

Row 3: K 19 (22-25) sts, p 2, work cable twist on next 8 sts, work to end. Work 3 rows even.

Row 7: K 14 (16-18) sts for palm, inc. 1 st in each of next 2 sts for thumb, work to end. Work to correspond to right mitten up to dividing row.

Dividing row: K 15 (17-19) sts, slip on holder for palm. K 13 (15-17) sts for thumb, slip remaining sts on 2nd holder for back. Finish to correspond to right mitten. Sew seam. Steam.

Other great patterns from Gloves & Mittens, Volume 29:

Knitting Patterns

Classic Mittens
Classic Gloves
Men's & Women's Cable Gloves
Men's Two-Needle Norwegian Mittens
Men's Fair Isle Mittens
Women's Angora Mittens
Women's Two-Needle Mittens
Women's Norwegian Mittens
Women's Open Palm Mittens
Women's Shorties Gloves
Women's Lace Gloves
Women's Angora Gloves
Women's Tailored Gloves
Women's Plaid Gloves
Women's Long Gloves
Children's Angora Mittens
Children's Two-Needle Mittens
Children's Two Needle Cable Mittens
Children's Safety Mittens
Children's Norwegian Mittens

Crochet Patterns

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Women's Two-Tone Crocheted Gloves
Shortie Gloves
Children's Crocheted Mittens