Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Fun with Mitts

This Christmas I knit several pair of fingerless mitts as gifts. I even made a pair for myself!

Blue Cable Mitts for me!
Cable Mitts Fingering Weight

The mitts were all a slight variation from the blue cable mitt pattern I designed a year ago and posted in Ravelry. I had written about it in this blog last March.The variation was that I shortened the cuff to 2 inches and added ribbing at the end. These worked up quickly using DK and worsted weight yarns.

But I had some fingering yarn from
Rivers Edge Fiber Arts that I wanted to knit into mitts for another friend. She has fibromyalgia and loves to knit, but, like me, gives most of her creations away. This particular yarn is their unique Rose Yarn. Rather than give her the yarn, I decided to knit it into mitts for her. This meant modifying the cable mitts pattern a bit more.

The gauge became 9 stitches and 12 rows to the inch (stockinette). I used size 1 circular needles, but I also knit a bit big, so if you use the pattern, please gauge. You might end up using size 2 needles. The pattern is written for either double-pointed or circular needles.

The pink mitts are knit with the fingering weight yarn. The pattern is available as a free download in Ravelry.

Happy New Year!

Reah Janise