Striped Mitts

I had some yarn left over from my nephew’s Dinosaur Blanket set, and what better to do with it than to make some fingerless mitts for my friend who has a January birthday and lives in Boston in the ol’ US of A?

And some hats. But that’s another story.

Project Details

PATTERN: Funky Mitts by Christina Steele (links to Ravelry and Christina’s blog)

NEEDLES: 4mm DPNs
GAUGE: 22×32 (10cm)
SIZE: L

MATERIALS: 

  • 25g (75m) Robin DK (027 Silver, dye lot 27)
  • 25g (75m) Robin DK (016 Apple, dye lot 14)

STARTED: November 1st, 2019
FINISHED: November 11th, 2019

  • I’m worried they’re too tight at the cast-off edge (I used normal bind-off). We shall see! They might be too small altogether. 
  • (Definitely too tight at the cuff for me, but not for my carer, so hopefully they’ll be okay for the intended recipient.)
  • Just have to weave in the ends now!

Thoughts

I obviously didn’t write extensive notes about this project, but — besides being unable to figure out how to make the vertical striped ribbing work and deciding to stick with horizontal stripes instead — this one was an easy enough pattern to follow (as far as I can remember, anyway). I wasn’t sure how much yarn a pair of fingerless mitts would take, and I kind of wish I’d done them a little larger, but they fit the recipient and he’s happy with them, which is all that really matters.

Russ wearing his mitts (posted with permission)

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Russ Preston says:

    Wooo, these are my gloves! I wore them basically every day for the winter – and will probably go back to wearing them again this fall. The yarn is nice – kinda soft but not overly soft, and they are pretty sturdy. I like being able to roll the hand part up or down depending on how much I want my hands covered. 🙂

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    1. Emma says:

      YAY 😀 I mighhhhht make you some more at some future point. I’m getting better at mitts. 😀

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