Beeswax Mitts

The Beeswax mitts are a pair of cosy, cabled hand-warmers, completing the set of Beeswax hat, cowl, and mitts. They all feature the same double-layered honeycomb pattern, flowing naturally into and out of the ribbing. The stretchy stitch patterns help ensure a good fit, and the shaping around the thumbs blends into the surrounding honeycomb. 

Skills & Techniques

  • Long Tail Cast On (optional)

  • Knitting in the round

  • Simple mini-cables which can be knit without a cable needle (instructions for my favourite twist method are included)

  • Charts and written instructions are both provided in full

Materials Needed

  • 1 skein of Vintage Purls Max (75% merino, 25% nylon; 227yds/208m per 100g skein), or 140 yards / 128 metres of DK or worsted-weight yarn

  • US 3 / 3.25mm needles for working small circumferences in the round (or needle size that gives you the right gauge)

  • A cable needle if you wish, waste yarn for putting the thumb sts on hold, a stitch marker, and a needle for weaving in the ends

Finished Measurements

  • 4”/10cm across at the widest part (unstretched)

  • 6.25”/16cm long from ribbing to top

  • To fit 7.5” palm circumference, but stretchy enough to accommodate 7-8” hands.