Thursday, August 30, 2012

Happy Birthday!

IMG_1874My mom’s birthday tends to sneak up on me, since it’s in early September.  I usually knit her a little something.  This year, since I was caught a bit unprepared, I decided to go for fingerless mitts.  So useful!  I searched Ravelry for patterns that use fingering weight yarn (since, ahem, I have some of that on hand) and came up with Anne Hanson’s Curling pattern (which also has a matching cowl).IMG_1872I used Sundara sock yarn I’ve had in stash for a loooonnnnggg time, from a sock club I once belonged to.  The yarn has been languishing because it no longer meets my requirements for socks (it’s 2-ply, 100% superwash merino), but it will be fine for mitts.  It has a really tight twist.  That, and its 2-ply structure, make for a very lively yarn.  See how pronounced the stitch pattern is?  In Anne’s photos, the fabric looks more drapey and languid. 

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The thumb gussets are worked exactly as they are in the Plain Jhaynes pattern, which I knit last month, so those felt comfortably familiar.  I worked the M1L and M1R increases and the diagonal line is so beautiful to me.

These worked up quickly.  I have a ton of yarn left over (62 g) – the mitts only weigh 41 g.  So I guess I can make another pair!

2 comments:

J Caddick said...

Those mitts are really lovely. Love the colour too!

Steven said...

Tree hugger! ;-) You most definitely should make another pair. Happy Birthday to your mom.