Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Special Request

Just when I thought my Christmas knitting was complete, my sister put in a special request for fingerless mitts and a matching cowl. I was happy to fulfill her wish.

I used a skein of hand-dyed merino, sock yarn for the mitts, but I added a strand of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport to the cowl since the pattern called for worsted weight. The cowl is a bit darker because of the additional strand of darker wool.

The mitts were made with this online pattern, and the Chevron Lace Gaiter (Cowl) was printed in the November 2008 issue of Creative Knitting, page 40.


  1. Nancy -- gee thanks for getting me hooked on that old photo site. I've just spent the last 30 minutes looking at all the November pictures. And, they so remind me of ones from my family including into the late 1800's.

    Wow, love the fingerless mitts and the cowl. Knitting has taken a back seat and I'm doing more quilting on Ruthie and piecing. B.

  2. those are lovely! I love the look of knit. I really should get back to more of that. Wonderful work as usual, Nancy!

  3. Love the handknits, as usual! Very pretty yarn.

    While I don't *understand* the point of fingerless mitts, I think they might be perfect for my DIL for Christmas... she's always cold in the classroom. If only I knit as fast as you!


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