Here it is – my first ever homemade knitting pattern and this one is free!
Recently, a friend requested a chunky grey scarf and mitts with cables – free reign and creativity abound! Woo hoo! So I set to work and I came up with a garter stitch scarf with two chunky cables running throughout and lovely neat selvedge edge stitches. The mittens were knit in the round on circular needles using the magic loop method, here’s a link showing how to do this. Enjoy!
Yarn: Mirasol Ushya in charcoal grey (1704) 300g
Needles: Scarf – 12mm (US 17) circular needles, Mittens – 8mm (US 11) circular needles
Gauge: 8 sts x 12 rows per 4″
St – stitch
K – Knit
P – Purl
C6B – Slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front, knit 3 stitches from left needle, then knit 3 stitches from cable needle
C4B – Slip 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front, knit 2 stitches from left needle, then knit 2 stitches from cable needle
Cast on 23 stitches using long tail cast on (for a handy video on how to do this click here)
Knit back and forth for 5 rows
Row 1 (RS) – Slip 1 st (edge st), K21 until 1 st remains, slip 1 st (edge st)
Row 2 (WS) – K1 st (edge st), K3, P6, K3, P6, K3, K1 st (edge st)
Row 3 (RS) – Repeat row 1
Row 4 (WS) – Repeat row 2
Row 5 (RS) – Slip 1 st (edge st), K3, C6B, K3, C6B, K3, Slip 1 st (edge st)
Row 6 (WS) – Repeat row 2
Row 7 (RS) – Repeat row 1
Row 8 (WS) – Repeat row 2
Repeat rows 1-8 until piece measures 41″ from cast on edge, ending on a WS row. Bind off all stitches in knit stitch and weave in ends.
Fingerless mittens pattern:
Cast on 16 stitches on 8mm (US 11) circular needles and place marker to mark beginning of round (BOR).
Knit 6 rows of garter stitch (alternate one row of knit stitches and one row of purl stitches), ending after a purl row.
Place marker after 8 stitches to signal end of top of hand section.
Row 1 – K8, slip marker (SM), knit 8
Row 2 – P2, K4, P2, SM, P8
Row 3 – K2, C4B, K2, SM, K8
Row 4 – Repeat row 2
Row 5 – Repeat row 1
Row 6 – Repeat row 2
Repeat rows 1-6 two more times, then complete rows 1-5 (end after row 5 to begin thumb).
Begin row 6, continuing in pattern, slipping middle marker, until 3 stitches remain. Cast off 2 stitches in knit stitch, SM. Continue in pattern, repeating rows 1-6 twice more, ending on row 6.
Begin row 6, continuing in pattern to middle marker, SM, P1, cast off 2 stitches in knit stitch. Knit to end of row. Continue in pattern, repeating rows 1-6 twice more, ending on row 6.
Bind off loosely in purl stitch, weave in ends.