Meatag & Mútan
Meatag, and its fingerless version Mútan, are mittens worked in the round, featuring the traditional Celtic six cable braid known as the Saxon braid. Meatag and mútan are the Scottish Gaelic words for mitten, and fingerless mitt, and have been used in honour of Kalea’s Scottish Gaelic heritage.
Alberta Yarn Project Heirloom (450m/490yd per 100g/ 4oz skein); 1 x 100g/4oz skein; Or Custom Woolen Mills Mule Spinner 1-ply, or other fingering weight yarn.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Gauge size and smaller than gauge size double pointed needles, or preferred style of needles for working small circumferences.
Suggested needle sizes: 2.75mm/US 2 for main gauge, 2mm/US 0 for ribbing.
25 stitches and 40 rounds = 10cm/4in in stockinette stitch worked on main gauge needles.
Finished measurements: 18cm/7in circumference at palm; 12cm/4.75in from end of thumb gusset to top of full mitten.
Meatag and Mútan are worked in the round from the bottom up, featuring a repeating charted cable pattern up the back of the arm and hand, and shallow thumb gussets and ribbed thumbs for a delicate fit. Separate instructions are given for the full mitten and fingerless options, with the full mitten ending by grafting the top stitches together in a curve that mimics the shape of the cable.