Dwarven Travel Mitts


If you’ve never worked cables without a cable needle before then now might be the time to try looking up a few video tutorials. Doing this will make twisting stitches (every other stitch on every round!) much more tolerable. I always work my cables without a cable needle (as long as they’re less than 8 stitches). It can be a scary step to take at first, but it’s well worth it. Attempting these mitts using a cable needle just might make you cry. I know I would.

The 6 stitch per inch gauge on worsted weight yarn looks like it will be very tight and hard to work, but it shouldn’t be. The stitch pattern is a type of ribbing, so the material pulls in from the purls. 24 stitches over 4 inches is what your fabric should measure in it’s relaxed state.


1 (1) skein Fiddle Knits Fibers, Beats Worsted
[100% superwash merino; 218 yds; 100 g],
Color: “Gandalf”

US 7 / 4.5mm dpns
US 8 / 5mm dpns
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

Finished Sizes
6.5 (7.5, 8.5, 9.5) inch palm circumference

24 sts & 25 rnds = 4” in pattern stitch on larger dpns
Round gauge is not critical

1 stitch marker
Tapestry needle for weaving ends.