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Allegro Lace

Cables 'n Lace Mitts

Designed by Cathy Campbell.  Knit by Angie Kachelmeier.

Description:  These fingerless mitts match the Cables 'n Lace Hat and Cables 'n Lace Cowl.  They feature alternating bands of eyelets and 3 x 3 cable with ribbed top and bottom edge.The mitts are knit on needles slightly larger than is typical for the yarn to allow for more drape and wearability. 

Level:  Intermediate (knowledge of basic cables and eyelets recommended)

Size:  6.5" circumference x 7" high (unstretched)


  • 1 skeins of Crystal Palace Allegro Lace (shown in 3001 "Stone Gray")
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles:  8" double-points in US sizes 3 & 5 (or size needed for gauge)
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch marker (to mark beg of rnd)
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge:  7.5 sts = 1" over pattern

Abbreviations:  BO- bind off; C6L- cable 6 left (slip next 3 stitches on cable needle an hold in front of work, knit next 3 stitches, then knit the 3 stitches off the cable needle; CO- cast on; k- knit; k2tog-knit 2 stitches together; p- purl; rep- repeat; st(s) - stitches; x- times; yf- yarn forward (bring the yarn forward when making a knit stitch to make an eyelet hole - increases by 1 stitch); yo- yarn over (bring yarn around needle to make an eyelet hole - increases by 1 stitch)



With smaller needles, CO 48 sts.  Place stitch marker to mark beg of rnd.  Distribute evenly over 4 dpn's (12 sts/dpn).  Join and work k2 x p1 rib for 1½". 


Begin Cables-and-Lace Pattern:

Change to larger needles.

Rnd 1:  *p1, k2tog, yf, k2tog, yo, p1, k6; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 2 (and all even rnds):  *p1, k4, p1, k6; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 3:  *p1, (yf, k2tog) 2x, p1, k6; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 5:  Rnd 1.

Rnd 7:  Rnd 3.

Rnd 9:  *p1, k2tog, yf, k2tog, yo, p1, C6L; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 11:  Rnd 3

Rnd 12:  Rnd 2.


Work these 12 rnds once, then work Rnds 1-10 once more.  On your last rnd (Rnd 10), pm's after the 8th and 10th sts for the thumb.


Begin Thumb Gusset:

Next Rnd:  Work Cables-and-Lace patt to first thumb marker, sm, m1, k to 2nd thumb marker, m1, sm, k2, work Cables-and-Lace patt to end of rnd.


Next Rnd:  Work Cables-and-Lace pattern to 1st marker, sm, k to 2nd marker, sm, k2, work Cables-and-Lace patt to end.


Repeat these 2 rnds until you have 20 sts between the thumb markers.  (You should just have finished a Rnd 4 of Cables-and-Lace patt.)


Next Rnd:  Work Rnd 5 of Cables-and-Lace patt to 1st thumb marker, remove marker, k1, sl 18 sts onto scrap yarn, k1, remove 2nd thumb marker, k2, work Cables-and-Lace patt to end.


Continue to work even in Cables-and-Lace as follows: work Rnds 6-12 once, then work Rnds 1-2 once more.  Change to smaller needles and work k2 x p1 rib for ½".  BO loosely in rib.  (You can bind off with the size 5 needles to prevent bind off from becoming too tight.)


Finishing the Thumb:

Sl 18 thumb sts onto 3 dpn's (6 sts each).  Join yarn and work k2 x p1 rib for ½".  BO in rib.

Weave in all ends.  Use the yarn end at the gusset to close up gap when weaving it.




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September 2015

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