I wrote the pattern for these mittens a few years ago for a class we were having at Knit 1
in Chicago. The cable goes all around the cuff, which I made longer than the usual mittens. My Mom made our mittens with longer cuffs so they stay tucked into our coats and I always wondered why more mittens weren't made this way.
The palm of the mitten is Stockinette Stitch.
Yarn used is Cascade Magnum
Gauge: 2sts & 3 rows = 1" in Stockinette Stitch
Although I would rate this for an intermediate knitter it's a quick knit.
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