Tuesday, November 8, 2011

a mitt for me

one mitt, mostly

Yesterday morning I cast on the first fingerless mitt from the pattern for Susie's Reading Mitts and by yesterday evening I was binding off the hand. Now that's a quick knit!

I'm knitting with some unlabeled Alpaca purchased at one or another knitting show over the last couple of years. I do recall that it was purchased with mitts in mind, and I think I actually started and frogged a pair that were knitting up too huge. The alpaca yarn is lovely soft and warm - perfect.

The first mitt fits me beautifully; that pretty much guarantees that they'd be way too big for my friend. Too bad, I guess I'll have to keep them for myself. Good thing too, considering I misplaced my own fingerless mitts a couple of weeks ago. My old pair may have been accidentally left in a fitting room in one of the two hundred plus stores in Sherway Gardens, but I can't be sure.

One thing? All that stockinette means that the wrist area is not very fitted. Once these are done I am going to cast on a pair for my friend but in a different pattern. Suggestions?


Erin Kate said...

It is so pretty! Nice work!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

I enjoyed making swirling gauntlets recently, they look a lot more complicated than they are. You would need to extend the wrist section a bit as they are quite short if you follow the pattern. There is lots of ribbing which gives a nice snug fit on a range of hand sizes but I would recommend casting off an extra stitch or two for the thumb- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/swirling-gauntlets

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That looks like the perfect yarn for that project.

Anonymous said...

Responding to your comment: I am thinking the sweater will be too "sloppy". I might have to go down a needle size, but I don't have the next size down.

I think a trip to the yarn store is in my future. LOL

Hope you have a great week. :-)