My first fingerless mitt is done — in bulky yarn they knit up very quickly but bulky yarn is also hard on my hands to knit with when doing twisted stitches so I switched to a different project last night after finishing this mitt and casting on the second one. Will finish the other mitt up soon.
These mitts are seamed – but I prefer that since I can get the thumb opening exactly where I want it and for some reason, other than socks, I don’t like knitting smaller items on double pointed needles – especially larger sized double points. These are a bit snug on me (but not unwearable) so if I made them again for my big hand size, I’d probably had an extra stitch or two in stockinette stitch on each side. The pattern says to cast of tightly at the top — that makes it a bit too tight for my hand so normal tension cast off would be better.
It’s very difficult to take a picture of your own hand. 🙂
Really simple stitch pattern with faux cables. If you’re looking for a quick holiday gift – these are definitely quick and easy.
I cast on – but didn’t do much else – my kid’s sweater for the GAL. The pattern is Lupine Seed Cardigan – a cute, swingy little girl’s sweater. Yes, you know I’m not fond of futzing with cables but I do really like that seed stitch cable mix that goes down the back of the sweater and there’s just a bit of cabling on the stand up collar so I think I can handle it. 🙂
The yarn is Cascade 220 superwash in Brambleberry. I used a needle size one size smaller than the pattern calls for. The pattern doesn’t have a size 1-2 (which is what I would ideally like); it goes form 12 mos. to 2-3 yrs so I used a slightly smaller needle to get a slightly smaller sweater.
It’s new recliner delivery day — so I need to get off the computer and move furniture around to make room for it. So this evening I can be knitting in comfort with my feet up in this chair – wider than average; seats taller than average (finally a chair for a tall person) — finally something comfortable (my old furniture hasn’t been comfortable in ages).
Yes – I’m so excited to be getting a new chair. LOL