Thursday, April 5, 2018

Colorful Mitts

colorful fingerless mitts
April 2018
These wild mitts should make some teenager happy: they will go to the local charity knitting group for distribution.

Pattern: Fingerless Gloves by Stephanie Haberman

Needles: US size 2

Yarn:  2 balls of Schoeller-Stahl  SOCKA (color #9166)
           75% superwash wool, 25% polyamid

Modifications: I shortened the mitts - beginning the thumb gusset 3 inches from the cast on edge. The thumb was also lengthened: I knit ten rows (approximately 1 inch from the picked up stitches) and increased the ribbed edge of the thumb to four rows. The second pair (shown at right in the photo below) is a bit longer - 3.5 inches from cast on edge before beginning the thumb gusset.

two pair of fingerless mitts
20 grams of remaining yarn

Twenty grams of yarn remain (enough for one baby hat) from the two 50 gram balls of yarn. I don't remember where I got the yarn, but it was nice to knit and even though it was fingering weight, it made a nice thick fabric.


14 comments:

  1. I love these Nancy! You are right - some teenager will be happy to have these. So cheerful and bright!

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  2. A teenager or other "smartphone addicted" person will love them. Quite a clever idea and pretty colors.

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  3. Lovely mitts! They will definitely keep someone warm and happy!

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  4. LOVE them. They look thick and WARM!!!

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  5. Those are some fun mitts!!!! I'm still wearing mine here in MD. It is COLD.

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  6. I love these mitts Nancy. You must be a knitting machine as much as you get done. I think I’ll print that pattern out myself.
    Blessings, Betsy

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  7. Fun! Great color, just what is needed on a gray day!

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  8. They are really fun and someone is going to LOVE them. You are a generous thoughtful soul.

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  9. What a festive pair of mitts-I like the modifications you made; they look very proportional now! Good job!

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  10. I've missed you! And here I am returning to such a treat! Beautiful mitts a pattern to reference in sock weight yarn!!! And just what I was looking for, a longer thumb! xoxo Wishing you well.

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  11. Hum ... I've never been a fan of fingerless mitts. But some teen will definitely like these. And, the best part is they'll have a few fingers free to work their cell phones or tablets! Nice job.

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  12. Whoever gets them are going to love them.

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  13. Someone will love them they are so colorful! :)

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  14. I love fingerless mitts! Especially ones with long hands, like yours.

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