Saturday, March 20, 2010

Fetching - Fingerless Mittens

I have decided that 2010 is going to by year of knitting. I've made a personal goal to learn new techniques, try new yarns, learn to knit in the round, etc., basically to step out of my comfort zone of making millions of dishcloths.

First thing I wanted to learn to do was make cables. When I saw this project I knew that it would be perfect for me to start. I had just learned to knit in the round and was anxious to keep practicing. I had read a few reviews on Raverly that this was an excellent beginner cabling project.For these mitts, I used one skein of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in red (#610). The skein that my DH bought for me almost a year ago. I think it was about time that I found a perfect use for it. This pattern was perfect, since the yarn used to make these is Debbie Bliss and it calls for exactly one skein.
I cast on the first mitt during the first week of January. Within a few weekends, I had a completed pair. They are just perfect and have proven to be a life saver at my office where it is always freezing. I can still type and keep my hands cozy warm. Overall, I love these! I most likely will be making a few more sets for next winter.

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* I followed the pattern (found here) with the exception of the picot edging. I wasn't sure I really liked it all that much so I just bound off normally to end these. I do think that they are a little short on the fingers and maybe next time I might add one more round of cables at the end. But then again, I have practically worn these out and didn't seem to mind the way they are.


Rebekah said...

These are so pretty! I love that yarn you used!

Jackie said...

I love the color and they look very soft and cushy! You did a great job on the cables.