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Friday, February 03, 2006

Lady Fingers

When mittens and gloves get in the way of all the little things you use your fingers for everyday, fingerless mitts are the answer! Lady Fingers will keep your hands and wrists warm, but they allow you to use your fingers easily. This pattern is actually three patterns in one: A Basic Mitt, A Patterned Mitt, and a Lace Mitt. Each mitt has a different top style (ribbing, seed stitch, or a picot hem) that complements its design or can be mixed and matched with another mitt style. Directions are written for 7 inch, 7-1/2 inch, and 8 inch palm measurements with variations and adjustment instructions to fit shorter or longer hand lengths. There are also variations suggested for the patterning so you can really customize your mitts!

In addition to the pattern directions, I've included a Techniques section for newer knitters or those who have never used double pointed needles. If you know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off, you can knit these mitts. I explain (with words and pictures) increases, decreases, basic lace knitting, sewing down a hem, reading a chart, picking up stitches from a holder and all the other techniques you'll need to know to make these. Plus the pattern is divided to make it easy for you to carry with your knitting. Grab the directions for the specific type of mitt you're working on (just leave the other two sets of directions at home) and toss them in your knitting bag! If you're a beginning knitter you can keep the Techniques section with your working pattern, but intermediate and more advanced knitters can just refer to it as needed.

Made in DK weight yarn, these mitts will keep your hands warm during all your daily activities. You'll want several pairs for yourself, but don't forget that they make wonderful gifts too! Quick to knit and a great way to learn some new knitting techniques without committing yourself to a larger project, this is a great pattern for knitters of all levels!




Blogger Karen said...

Pretty fingerless mittens. Maybe one day I'll get there. I just dropped by to pass this along to you...I know you are making socks for the Knitting Olympics, and thought you'd like to see this KAL: http://teamdpn.blogspot.com/ for all people who are working on DPN's for the K.O. Happy knitting, less than one week till opening ceremonies! knittykarenAThotmailDOTcom

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Blogger mf said...

very pretty pattern. Love your Mitts! I've never made myself a pair someone always takes them first....Someday maybe I'll get to keep a pair...

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