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Friday, November 22, 2013

A tale of two mitts

Well, I'd like to think I am almost done with my Christmas knitting. I went from knitting for no one to knitting for 7. Sigh. And I feel the pressure to get the gifts done and in the mail, you  know, soon.

So brief history on this project, and this yarn--Sirdar Crofter Chunky, purchased to make my niece first this (in 2010):

than this matching scarf (2011):

and since I had just a wee bit left over I thought I'd make her some fingerless mitts to use it up. After much searching I found the Camp Out Fingerless mitts pattern, so I gave them a try. And while it looks ok, it was too tight and boring on my arm. Back to the drawing board.

After much searching and no joy, I remember the mitts I had first made when I purchased my Nicky Epstein Block by Block book. They are the Curvy Cable pattern, and originally they were knit flat and seamed, with just a hole left for the thumb. This time, I used what I've learned in the last several years to make them better.

I knit them in the round, and I added a gusset for the thumb, taken from the Camp Out pattern (so my time wasn't wasted after all). They ended up being just a wee bit shorter than I would have liked, but I ran out of yarn. I am quite happy with the result, and I much prefer them seamless with the gusset. They are of course chunkier than the originals, due to the yarn I used.

And there you have it. No more yarn, and a complete set for a lovely, lovely person. 

Have a great weekend!!


  1. What a cute set of accessories. I love the wool you have used.

  2. Really great! I'm sure she will love them. Have a wonderful weekend x

  3. My goodness, you have been busy indeed. Lovely projects, they will make many people very happy!

  4. from no one to 7? how did that happen? Love the mitts and the pattern is lovely. I have one more project to finish this month and haven't thought of deadlines for December.

  5. Lovely. The yarn looks so soft and sozy!

  6. I'm sure she'll love them. They look great.

  7. Fantastic! I'm sure she'll love them.

  8. The mitts are lovely. She will love them. She must! ;-)

  9. What girl wouldn't like those! Love the look of the chunky second pair!

  10. Aloha,

    Your projects are great! Are you on Ravelry? If not, could you provide a link to the patterns?


    1. Hiya. I am on Ravelry as Andij101. I try to link my patterns when I can, but for these mitts they are out of a book I own. Cheers!

  11. My comments seemed to disappear. I love your chunky mitts!


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