Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Fingerless Mitts



Since I've only knit one pair of mittens, designing one from scratch was a  challenge. My hands are quite small , so finding a pattern to fit was frustrating. Most adult patterns seem to be too large in diameter and length; children's patterns are okay around, but a tad short. Also I wanted a snug ribbing  and had to figure out intarsia in the round. I ended up using this ribbing: Round 1: K3 P3, Round 2: K1 P1. The intarsia dilemma? Once I started the intarsia pattern, I started working in the stockingette stitch, actually knitting and PURLING. I would turn my work at the back (palm), and begin working back, purling and remembering to work pattern backwards too. Not to mention working the thumb gusset, while working back and  forth until the intarsia work was finished, then rejoining to work in the round again. It was tricky, and I needed to sew up the hole in the back. I was happy with end result, and apparently so was Maddie.

3 comments:

MissHarleyQuinn said...

Love the blog and have saved it to my favorite places to visit. :)

JoJo said...

Is there anything you cannot do? I have enjoyed what I have read so far and look forward to many many more trips into your head!

jano said...

way to go Linda...love your blog, will check on you often...sounds like you really know your stuff, I'm not surprised, but impressed!