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Mods:

  • Add thumb gusset which develops out of one of the cables (means changing cable placement)
  • Have cable direction the same as hand worn (i.e. cable crossing in front – left-leaning – on left mitt and cable crossing behind – right-leaning – on right mitt)
  • Add optional fourth cable round (only on top of hand, not on palm)
  • Worked using magic loop method

Rib Pattern: k4, p1, k4, p1(2); repeat around

Left Mitt:

*CO 40 (44) sts; divide for magic loop, mark beg.  of round; work 16 (18) rounds in rib pattern.

First Cable Round: [k4, p1, k4, p1(2, cf, p1(2)] twice; work 8(9) rounds in Rib Pattern.
Second Cable Round: [cf, p1(2), K4, p1, k4, p1(2)] twice; work 8(9) rounds in Rib Pattern.
Third Cable Round: Work as for First Cable Round; work 0(1) round in Rib Pattern.*
Thumb Gusset:

Round 1 (increase round): [k4, p1, k4, p1(2)] 3 times, k4, p1, pm, m1r, k4, m1l, pm, p1(2).

Next round: work in Rib Pattern to marker, sm, p1, k4, p1, sm, p1(2).

Next round (increase round): work in Rib Pattern to marker, sm, m1r, p1, k4, p1, m1l, sm, p1(2)

Next round: work in Rib Pattern

Repeat increase round and plain round until there are 12 gusset sts between the markers, incorporating the increases as extra knit stitches.

Fourth Cable Round (cable on top of hand only): cf, p1(2), k4, p1, k4, p1(2), k4, p1 remove marker, slip the 12 gusset sts to scrap yarn or stitch holder, remove 2nd marker, turn, using cable cast on, cast on 6 sts, work in Rib Pattern to end of round.

Work a further 11(12) rounds in Rib Pattern, decreasing 1 st each side of thumb on next round – 12(13) rounds after last cable – bind off, loosely, in pattern.

Thumb:
Place the 12 gusset stitches back onto the needle and slide to the center of the cable; pick up 2 sts from the gap, 4 sts from the cable cast on edge, and 2 more sts from the gap (20 sts total); slide needle end through and pattern 1st 4 gusset sts; place marker to mark beginning of round; divide sts evenly 10 and 10 and work in rib pattern for 4 rounds; cast off loosely.

Right Mitt:

Work from * to * as for Left Mitt, EXCEPT work cb instead of cf when working Cable Rounds AND work the Cable Rounds as follows:

First Cable Round: [cb, p1(2), K4, p1, k4, p1(2)] twice.

Second Cable Round: [k4, p1, k4, p1(2, cb, p1(2)] twice.
Third Cable Round: Work as for First Cable Round.

Thumb Gusset:

Round 1 (increase round): [k4, p1, k4, p1(2)] 2 times, pm, m1r, k4, m1l, pm, p1, k4, p1(2), k4, p1, k4, p1(2).

Next round: work in Rib Pattern to marker, sm, p1, k4, p1, sm, p1(2).

Next round (increase round): work in Rib Pattern to marker, sm, m1r, p1, k4, p1, m1l, sm, p1(2)

Next round: work in Rib Pattern

Repeat increase round and plain round until there are 12 gusset sts between the markers, incorporating the increases as extra knit stitches; last round is …

Fourth Cable Round (cable on top of hand only): k4, p1, k4, p1(2), cb, p1(2), remove marker, slip the 12 gusset sts to scrap yarn or stitch holder, remove 2nd marker, turn, using cable cast on, cast on 6 sts, work in Rib Pattern to end of round.

Finish as for Left Mitt.

thumb stitches on holder

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