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with Fiona Ellis
Online Class

New Twists in Cables: Fingerless Mittens

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Use fundamental techniques to create fascinating cables alongside fashion knitwear designer Fiona Ellis. Start with how to measure your hand accurately to choose the perfect size, before you master the basic cable crosses. Then, knit your gorgeous Glendale mitts as you see how to customize your cuffs, work traveling cables, shape your mitts for a better fit and achieve better range of motion with thumb gussets. Move on to the Cramond mitts, and get step-by-step guidance for knitting impressive Celtic knot cables, as well as creating palm gussets for a more comfortable result. Along the way, learn to easily fix common cable mistakes and add unique cabled flair to future knitting projects. Easily knit sophisticated cables!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h26m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Started

1. Getting Started

Meet knitwear designer and instructor Fiona Ellis and find out more about the gorgeous cabled mittens you'll be making in your class. Fiona discusses yarn choices, needles and getting the right gauge for your mitten to show off those cables. Once you've measured your hand to determine the size you'll need, you'll be ready to cast on!

2. The Glendale Mitten: Basic Cables

2. The Glendale Mitten: Basic Cables

Learn about the basic cable crosses and how to make them when you encounter them in the pattern chart. You'll have a grasp of the symbols and terminology as you work the first part of the Glendale Mitten.

3. The Cuff & Troubleshooting

3. The Cuff & Troubleshooting

You have many options for customizing the length and look of your mitten cuff. Fiona discusses ways you can change up the mitt pattern, then shows how to transition from ribbing at the wrist into cables on the hand. You'll also learn how to work traveling cables that move across your work rather than straight up and down. Get tips on how to fix common mistakes, even repairing miscrossed cables without ripping back multiple rows.