This free pattern originally published by Nomis Yarn Company, Volume 21, in 1948.
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YARN: 2-ounces of Knitting Worsted.
NEEDLES: 1-pr. #4 needles Single Pointed.
RIGHT MITTEN: With the #4 needles starting at the cuff cast on 36 sts. Work in ribbing of k 1, p 1, for 2 ½ inches. Now work in the following PATTERN:
1st row: K 4 sts; p 2, k 2nd st on the left hand needle from the back, now k the 1st st, slip both sts off together (cable), p 2, make a cable again on the next 2 sts, p 2, k 22 sts.
2nd row: P 22 sts, k 2, p 2, k 2, p 2, k 2, p 4. Repeat row 1 and 2 for the pattern.
After 4 rows start the THUMB INCREASES: 1st inc: Work over 18 sts in the pattern; inc. 1 st in each of the next 2 sts; k 16 sts.
2nd row and every other row: Work back as the sts are. (Rows 2-4-6).
2nd inc: Work over 18 sts in the pattern; inc. in next st; k 2; inc. in next st; k to end.
3rd inc: Work over 18 sts in the pattern; inc. in next st; k 4; inc. in next st; k to end of row.
4th inc: Work over 18 sts; inc. in next st; k 6; inc. in next st, k to end of row.
Work back as the sts are after the last increase.
THUMB SEPARATION: Work over 18 sts; place these sts onto a st holder; k 10 sts; leave on the needle; place the remaining sts onto a 2nd st holder. Cast on 1 st at the end of the thumb sts; turn and purl back, cast on 1 st at the end of this row.
Work in stockinette stitch on these thumb sts for 1 ½ inches. Next Knit Row: K 2 sts together across the row. Break the yarn leaving 6 inches. Thread a darning needle and draw tightly thru all the sts and fasten on wrong side. Sew up thumb.
Place the sts off the first st holder, back onto the needle. Tie yarn at the first st; pick up and knit 4 sts along the thumb; k the sts off the 2nd st holder. Now working in the pattern cabling on the right side of the work. Work until the mitten measures 3 ½ inches above the cuff. Discontinue pattern from now on.
TIP DECREASES: 1st dec: * K 4 sts; k 2 tog; repeat from * across the row. Purl across all sts.
2nd dec: * K 3 sts; k 2 tog; repeat from * across row. Purl across all sts.
3rd dec: * K 2 sts; k 2 tog; repeat from * across row. Purl across all sts.
4th dec: * K 1 st; k 2 tog; repeat from * across row.
Last dec: Purl 2 sts together across row. Break the yarn leaving 10 inches. Draw thru all the sts, fasten on the wrong side. Sew up side of mitten.
LEFT MITTEN: Work as the right one till you come to the PATTERN:
1st row: K 22 sts; p 2, cable, p 2, cable, p 2, k 4 sts.
2nd row: P 4 sts; k 2, p 2, k 2, p 2, k 2, p 22 sts.
THUMB INCREASES: Work 16 sts; then start the thumb increase.
NOTE: Keep the cable going until you come to the tip of the mitten regardless of what you are doing.
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