So, I have been working on these fingerless mittens for quite awhile (well it was only a month, but it felt like a long time). All those stripes of color and ends that I keep forgetting to weave in as I go along! (No seriously, I did most of them as I went along, I just forgot a few.) Here is my Ravelry page for it. I used leftover Knit Picks Wool of the Andes that I have from the hexie cushion that I’m making. It doesn’t take a lot of yarn to make the mitts. The pattern is based on Lucy’s mitts from Attic24.
I started off with a chain 34, as Lucy did, but they turned out a little big for me. Not really in the start of it (I did try them on as I went along), but I have really thin wrists. I think I would need to modify the pattern if I made another pair to go in a bit at the wrist.
They are very simple. Just make a flat piece that is the right length and width. This is half double crochet (hdc) with Lucy’s bobble-shell edging on the top and bottom. It would be even simpler using one color of yarn or variegated. Each color consists of two rows of hdc. Then, I just used single crochet to join it together along the side. You could also do it so the seam doesn’t show, but I like the stripe of yellow color. And you just leave a space for your thumb as you go up the side.
J loved them though and wants a pair of his own! Not sure he would actually wear them however. I think he just likes them because they are Mommy’s.
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