Sunday 15 August 2010

Fingerless Mitts

My daughter asked me to knit her a pair of fingerless gloves (which she likes to wear) but I said they would be too fiddly, so we agreed on fingerless mitts.  We chose Jasmine by Anne Sahakian  - the pattern is a free download from Ravelry.  The yarn is Sublime baby cashmere merino silk 4-ply (though it ought to be called merino silk cashmere since it's 75% extra fine merino, 20% silk and only 5% cashmere).   It is beautifully soft and good to knit with.    

S is away visiting friends, so she hasn't seen them finished or been able to model them for photos (there will be some later).  But she tried on the first one (before I tidied up the loose ends) and loved it.

They were fun to knit and didn't take long.  Much more fun than socks.  The stitch patterns are interesting without being too complicated (the cuffs are basically double rib, with the knit stitches twisted every four rows). 

And they took less than 50g of yarn, so were very  economical.  I actually bought two balls of yarn, so I shall knit some mitts for myself with the other ball. 

1 comment:

  1. They are so pretty - am tempted to download the pattern and try them myself - not that I have ever used DPNs but there is always a first time!


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