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Friday, November 15, 2013

Mittens for Gramps

I am almost done knitting for my Michigan Christmas parcel. I had a hard time figuring out what to make my Grandpa. I've given him a hat, and a scarf in the past. This time I made him some mittens. Who doesn't need mittens?

Pattern: Cruiser (free pattern)
Yarn: Lion Brand Pure wool (stash-busted this yarn!)

I am not sure where I went wrong with these, but I had to make adjustments to get them to the right size. I added 5 extra knit rows while decreasing, and 3 extra knit rows for the thumb, also while decreasing. I am fairly satisfied with the finished mittens.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Beautiful. Everybody needs mittens. :-)

  2. Lovely mittens. I'm sure he will really like them.

  3. The yarn striping gives them a lot of movement. Cool!

  4. I love them! They totally remind me of Lake Michigan's lakeshores.

  5. I love how they turned out! They look awesome

  6. I really like the cool patterning of the yarn. The mitts are perfect for those cold Michigan winters!

  7. Those mittens look very cosy, love the colours!


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