Size
Women
Demand
Novita Natura
(010) Off-white, less than 100 g
Other supplies
Double-pointed needles:
Novita 5 mm or size needed to obtain gauge
Density
Stitch patterns:
- Ribbing in the round:
*k2, p2*, repeat *–*.
- Reverse stockinette stitch in the round:
purl all rows.
- Cable pattern:
work following the chart and the written instructions.

Gauge:
16 sts in reverse stockinette st = 10 cm, width of cable pattern (10 sts) approx. 4,5 cm
Designer name
Lea Petäjä
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Left mitten

Cast on 36 sts and distribute them onto four needles, 9 sts each. Begin working ribbing in the round with k2. The beginning of the round is between needles IV and I.

When the ribbing measures 10 cm, redistribute the sts: 7 sts on needle I, 8 sts on needle II, 10 sts on needle III and 11 sts on needle IV. Begin working reverse stockinette st and the cable pattern from row 1 of chart:  work 20 sts in reverse stockinette st, work the 10 st cable pattern from chart, work 6 sts in reverse stockinette st. Work rows 2–10 of the chart with the cable sts.

Work rows 1–6 of chart on the cable. On the next round, mark the thumb hole on needle II: work through needle I and the first 3 sts on needle II, then work the next 5 sts with different-coloured yarn. Move the different-coloured sts back onto the left-hand needle, work to end of round, and continue the cable pattern from row 7 of chart. In the cable pattern, work rows 8–10 of chart, rows 1–10 again, and then work rows 11–24. 2 sts decreased on rows 18, 20, 22 and 24. 28 sts on the needles. Work row 25 of chart while evenly decreasing 3 sts (=purl 2 together) = 24 sts.

Distribute the sts onto four needles, 6 sts each. On the next round, p2tog at end of each needle = 20 sts. Repeat the decreases on every round 3 more times. Break the yarn and pull it tightly through the remaining 8 sts. Securely weave in the yarn ends.

Right mitten

Cast on 36 sts and distribute them onto four needles, 9 sts each. Begin working ribbing in the round with p2. The beginning of the round is between needles IV and I.

When the ribbing measures 10 cm, redistribute the sts: 11 sts on needle I, 10 sts on needle II, 8 sts on needle III and 7 sts on needle IV. Begin working reverse stockinette st and the cable pattern from row 1 of chart:  work 6 sts in reverse stockinette st, work the 10 st cable pattern from chart, work 20 sts in reverse stockinette st. Work rows 2–10 of the chart with the cable sts.

Work rows 1–6 of chart on the cable. On the next round, mark the thumb hole on needle III: work the sts on needles I and II and continue the cable pattern from row 7 of chart. On needle III, work the first 5 sts with a different-coloured yarn and move them back onto the left-hand needle. Work to end of round. In the cable pattern, work rows 8–10 of chart, rows 1–10 again, and then work rows 11–24. 2 sts decreased on rows 18, 20, 22 and 24. 28 sts on the needles. Work row 25 of chart while evenly decreasing 3 sts (=purl 2 together) = 24 sts.

Distribute the sts onto four needles, 6 sts each. On the next round, p2tog at end of each needle = 20 sts. Repeat the decreases on every round 3 more times. Break the yarn and pull it tightly through the remaining 8 sts. Securely weave in the yarn ends.

Thumbs

Remove the different-coloured yarn. Pick up the sts from the top and bottom edge of the thumb hole as well as additional sts from the sides for 13 sts in total. Distribute these sts onto three needles and work reverse stockinette st in the round. When you have worked for 5,5 cm or when the thumb covers half of your thumbnail, decrease 1 st on the next round = 12 sts. Now p2tog at the end of each needle on every round until 3 sts remain. Break the yarn, pull it tightly through the remaining stitches. Securely weave in the yarn ends on the wrong side.

Knit the other thumb to match.

Finishing

Steam the mittens lightly.