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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A New Mitt

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I love fingerless mitts. I love to knit them and I love to wear them (when it's not so hot outside). Sometimes, when I've been doing a lot of knitting, I sleep in them to keep my hands warm. I ran across this pattern a few weeks ago and I just fell in love with it. It's simple, has a long wrist section, and has just enough detail to keep it interesting. A little bit of stash diving turned up a perfect yarn. The pattern is Susie's Reading Mitts and the yarn is from Tess Yarns. I purchased it at my very first MDS&W, which would have been 2004. It's a merino and silk blend and it's probably supposed to be worsted weight, but I believe that knitting a yarn tighter than it was "meant" to be knit, makes for finished knitting that will wear better. (The pattern is written for a DK gauge.) This is important in something like a mitt that will be subjected to abrasion while it's being used.

This is most of the first mitt - it's still missing it's thumb and the thumb stitches are sitting on waste yarn right now. I'll knit the second mitt to this point and then do the thumbs together - for some reason this is how I do all my mitts. Anyone else have a fingerless mitt problem out there? (Although, really, it's not a problem. I can quit anytime I want to. Really.)

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Blogger Joansie said...

This is such a fun pattern. Your mitt looks great. I'm in the process of completing my 2nd mitt now that the weather is cooler. However, I am pulling out the ribbon and will do something else instead.

http://knittingbytheocean.blogspot.com/2010/05/susies-reading-mitts.html

11:39 AM  
Blogger sopranospinner said...

That was the pattern I used last year for my holiday teacher/friend gifts, it's lovely in both handspun and commercial yarns. A nice break from Fetchings!

5:55 PM  

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