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Cabled Dad Mittens

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These handsome mittens were inspired by my own father's desire for basic, yet classy cold weather gear. The pattern includes instructions to knit three unisex styles: classic mittens, fingerless mitts, and convertible gloves—choose your own adventure! Each style features a super easy cable pattern that coordinates perfectly with my Cabled Dad Hat design. The project is a quick knit worked with worsted weight yarn, but on smaller needles which produces a dense fabric to keep your hands extra warm. Directions for three sizes are included along with tips for a custom fit.



6.5 (8, 9.5)" wrist, 7 (8.5, 9.5)" palm


Worsted weight (#4 medium)
Shown Here: Magpie Domestic Worsted 100% Domestic SW Merino Wool, Tupelo Honey, Casaway, Mesa, 100g: 200 yds; 1 skein
Mitten Style: about 179 (235, 298) yards
Fingerless Mitts Style: about 152 (193, 237) yards
Convertible Gloves: about 213 (278, 356) yards


US size 5 (3.75 mm): Double pointed needle set
Adjust needle size to obtain stitch gauge.


Waste Yarn
Yarn needle
One stitch marker
Ruler or tape measure
Convertible Glove Style Only: two ¾" toggle buttons, needle and thread to sew button to glove, crochet hook to make button loop (approx size D3)


22 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Chart A (B, C) pattern


Visit www.knitdarling.com/patterns/cabled-dad-mittens for more information about this design. For technical support, email alexis@knitdarling.com. (pattern version P1)


This pattern includes video tutorials that explain some of the basic techniques required for this project. To view all the Knit Darling tutorials, visit this page.



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Q: Can I easily modify this pattern to make tip-less finger gloves without a mitten flap?

A: Yes, you can easily modify the pattern to not include the flap. It would involve skipping around a bit in the instructions, but it's fairly straightforward.

Under the section titled "Divide for Thumb" section, work the first subsection titled, "All Style:", then work the first four rounds of the section titled "Fingerless Mitts Style Only". Then, skip ahead to the section titled "Fingers", to the sub-section titled "Both Hands" and continue from there as directed.

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