Lùbach, meaning winding or meandering in Scottish Gaelic, features a twisting cable winding its way across the back of the hand like a slow-flowing river. This fingerless mitts pattern is a really quick and fun make – perfect for yourself or a gift for anyone. With a simple elegance and six sizes, they’ll fit everyone from teen to adult.
The pattern is fully written instructions and the cable pattern is also charted. It also includes a photo tutorial for a super stretchy cast on called the Estonian cast-on for the bottom of the glove and the backward loop cast-on. The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. There’s a screenshot of the pattern, and a list of the stitches used at the bottom of the photos. These additional techniques are used: picking up stitches.
142 (160, 172, 202, 220, 247)m / (155 (176, 188, 220, 240, 270) yds) of Eden Cottage Yarns Hayton 4ply (80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 380 yds/100g) in Millpond
2.5 mm (US 1.5) circular needles, 80 cm (32”) or longer or DPNs
4 stitch markers (per mitt)
Cable needle (optional)
Yarn needle for sewing in ends
32 stitches and 44 rows in 10 cm (4”) in stocking stitch in the round.
XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL) - 15 (16.5, 17.5, 19, 20, 21.5) cm or 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5) inches
The mitts are designed to be worn with up to 0 - 1.25 cm (0 - 0.5”) of negative ease.