Alison Crowther-Smith

Cave Pearls Mitts

Cave Pearls Mitts in Mauve with beads stitch detail

These are simply lovely to knit and also to wear.  They offer a snug, secure feel without being over tight, because they are based on a rib pattern.  This pattern is a version of the design I used for the Cave Pearls Scarf, which you can buy here, but for the mitts, because they are knitted in the round, I re-configured the design to allow for that.

Cave Pearls Mitts in Purple no beads thumb and stitch detail

The pattern includes beaded and un-beaded options in the same download.  I knitted these in Rowan Pure Wool 4 Ply, which aside from being economical and washable, yields a very crisp stitch definition and a firm fabric.  One ball makes one pair.

I would estimate that an average-fast knitter would complete a pair of these in a weekend if they made an effort, or a week of evening knitting – they’re fast.

I rate them as intermediate.

You will need:

  • 1 ball of Rowan Pure Wool 4 Ply
  • approx 120 beads, size 6
  • a set of 3.00 mm DPNs (or whatever you prefer to knit with in the round)

Skills used:

  • conventional casting on
  • casting off in rib
  • placing beads (easy and fully described)
  • knitting in the round

Cost:  £4.00

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