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camelot

Camelot by Sabine Riefler

Two joined rings for enduring friendship encircled by a symbol of the round table, surrounded by merlons echo the myth of Camelot.

Cables are very hip this winter, but they also make a garment a classic. These mitts combine both twisted stitches and classic cabling and are an ideal project for cable beginners, but will not bore an expert either. The twisted rib pattern ensures a perfect fit.

Wear these mitts with the palmside out for a new look or knit a pair in only the cuff pattern. Make them in different colors and change your winter outfit in an instant. Only one skein is needed to knit them!

They make a wonderful Christmas present that does not take too long to make, but tells the recipient how much you appreciate her (or him).

Sizes

The twisted rib pattern is quite stretchy -- will fit most adults.

Yarn

Knit Picks Gloss (70 % Merino wool, 30% silk; 220 yd [210m] / 50 g ball): Color Dolphin, 1 skein.

Needles

US#1 (2.25 mm) 1 set of 5 DPN

Gauge

32 sts and 42 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in st st.

Notions

1 cable needle, 1 marker, tapestry needle, stitch holders

Abbreviations

C2 = K2tog, do not slip sts from needle, k into first st again, slip both sts from needle.
Please see our standard list of abbreviations.

Pattern Notes

The cuff pattern is worked throughout for the palm. Keep continuity of pattern even while you are working knot pattern for the back of hand. If you want a cuff that is longer than 3” you may need a second skein of yarn.

If your DPN set has 6 needles, you may wish to put the knot pattern stitches on a separate needle.

Pattern

Left Hand

CO 60 sts onto one DPN. Distribute sts as follows: Needles 1 and 3: 17 sts, needles 2 and 4: 13 sts. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist.

Rnds 1 & 2
: P1, *k4, p2, rep from * until 5 sts rem, k4, p1..

Change to cuff pattern and work 32 rnds of cuff pattern (approx. 3 inches),. If you desire a longer cuff, work more reps, but be aware that you may need a second skein of yarn for a longer cuff.

Gusset

Work knot pattern (chart 2) over needles 1 and 2, cont cuff patt over needles 3 and 4. At the same time work gusset at the end of needle 4:

Rnd 1: Pm, m1
Rnd 2: K all gusset sts
Rnd 3: SM, m1, k1, m1
Rnd 4: K all gusset sts
Rnd 5: SM, m1, k to end of gusset sts, m1
Rnd 6: K all gusset sts

Repeat Rnds 5 and 6 until you have a total of 21 sts betn markers, then continue in st st until you have finished Rnd 28 of knot pattern. Put gusset sts on a stitch holder.

Rejoin other sts in the rnd and finish knot pattern.
BO loosely or use Elizabeth Zimmerman’s stretchy sewn bind-off.

Thumb

Place 21 sts back onto 3 dpns evenly spaced, pick up 3 sts at join ridge and pm for beginning of the rnd.

Rnds 1 and 2: *p2, k4, rep from * to end of rnd..

Work 6 rnds in cuff pattern.  BO loosely or use Elizabeth Zimmerman’s stretchy sewn bind-off.

Right Hand

CO 60 sts onto one DPN. Distribute sts as follows: Needles 1 and 3: 17 sts, needles 2 and 4: 13 sts. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist.

Rnds 1 & 2: P1, *k4, p2, rep from * until 5 sts rem, k4, p1..

Change to cuff pattern and work 32 rnds of cuff pattern (approx. 3 inches). If you desire a longer cuff, work more reps, but be aware that you may need a second skein of yarn for a longer cuff.

Gusset

Work knot pattern (chart 2) over needles 1 and 2, cont cuff pattern over needles 3 and 4. At the same time work gusset at the end of needle 2 thus:

Rnd 1: Pm, m1
Rnd 2: K all gusset sts
Rnd 3: SM, m1, k1, m1
Rnd 4: K all gusset sts
Rnd 5: SM, m1, k to end of gusset sts, m1
Rnd 6: K all gusset sts

Repeat Rnds 5 and 6 until you have a total of 21 sts betn markers, then continue in st st until you have finished Rnd 28 of knot pattern. Put gusset sts on a stitch holder.

Rejoin other sts in the round and finish knot pattern.

BO loosely or use Elizabeth Zimmerman’s stretchy sewn bind-off.

Thumb

Place 21 sts back onto 3 DPN evenly spaced, pick up 3 sts at join ridge and pm for beginning of the round.

Rnds 1 and 2: *p2, k4, rep from * to end of rnd.

Work 6 rnds in cuff pattern.  BO loosely or use Elizabeth Zimmerman’s stretchy sewn bind-off.

Finishing

Weave in all loose ends.

About the Designer: Sabine Riefler

sabine rieflerSaRi has been a knitter for over 20 years now. She admits being a knitting addict and is thankful for audiobooks, because reading is her second major free-time occupation. Her musings on knitting can be read on her blog: www.sarismindfulknitting.blogspot.com!

Pattern and images © 2008 Sabine Riefler. Contact .

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