Knitting

Last FO for 2009

Baby it’s cold outside!  The outside temperatures have dropped here and my fingers get cold inside while I knit or cross-stitch or work on the computer.

I made a pair of fingerless mitts years ago when I wanted to learn to knit in the round with double-pointed needles.  They were in my favorite colors and I wore them constantly in the fall and winter.  And now, when it’s turned cold, I can’t find them.  I’ve looked everywhere.  I’ve been wearing the ones I made DH.  But hey — it’s cold and he needs them.  So . . . I finally decided to whip these up.

Snowflake Mitts

Pattern:  Magic Mitts
By Jill Bell
Yarn Bee Snowflake Wool Blend – Crocus
@ 93 yards
U.S. 7 and 8 DPNs

Magic Mitts is a free download on Ravelry here.  (Ravelry link — joining is free!)  It’s a simple, straightforward pattern and a fun, quick knit!  I LOVE this yarn!  The crocus color makes me smile.  The wool blend has a nice stretch and the mitts are warm and toasty.  I added a few rows here and there to make them longer and cover more of the fingers.  Specifically:  added 3 rows between the thumb and ribbing, added 3 rows to the top ribbing, picked up 13 stitches in the thumb, and added 1 extra row in the thumb’s length.

LOVE THEM!

Thank you for visiting today!  If you’d like to take a minute to say hello, I just love comments.  Plans for 2010 are coming up tomorrow.

Have a great day!

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