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Sidetracked Cable Mitts

Just finished these little beauties, Sidetracked Cable Mitts by Kelene Kinnersly, which is a pattern that has been sitting purchased and unknit in our ravelry downloads for a long time.

Released in 2013, this is a great pattern featuring a simple cable pattern held across one DPN — making it a surmountable challenge, even while watching Derry Girls on Netflix. Plus, because it is flanked by simple 2×2 rib, it knits up super quickly.

We used stash Machete Shoppe Merino Worsted in Cobalt, leftover from the recently completed Always Amsterdam by Isabell Kraemer. This is a WONDERFUL yarn which photos cannot capture well enough, and this Newbee worked it per the pattern on size 4 DPNs. This is the long version, and once you get the hang of the cable, it’s worth the extra run. Given the yarn and needle size combo, this results in a strong rib, hugging the hand in the best possible way.

Here is the FO, pre-blocked because we just cannot wait to bust these out.

PS: If you haven’t already, do click over to Machete Shoppe for a sniff! The yarn is delightful and this is one small-yet-mighty business hidden in the hills of PA. This Newbee had serious trouble deciding on colors at a recent trunk show, so mysterious is her dying … in the end, I got “cobalt,” “frost” and summer sweater quantity in Sock Weight of “Nightfishing” waiting to be transformed into something worthy.

Posted on February 4, 2019

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