Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pattern: Fetching (<--click for free pattern)
Wool: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes
Needles: Size #5 dps
More of these mitts. They take a couple of evenings to knit. A very fast and gratifying knit. A few blogs back I posted light blue ones which are my favorite. These burgundy (and not red) ones are for my older daughter, Amy, who has a very cold office.They are not bulky at all....just fat hands! Younger daughter complains she inherited her hands from me, though she is very petite.
This pair is for younger daughter, Emily. What I knit for one, I knit something similar for the other daughter. This pair was knit with Berocco Ultra Alpaca which was leftover yarn from the scarf I knitted for Brian late last winter which I don't think I ever posted....but I will soon.
Again, the fat hands!!! Whoever said exercise will make you thin, well they are wrong!!! Those fingers travel about 7 miles a day on the keyboard and they still aren't thin!!! (giggle!!)

I had not yet mailed these mitts and brought them in to my class to show the logic of selecting the correct yarn for a project. The burgundy mitts made of merino, though not as soft as they grey alpaca ones, really make the cables pop out!
I don't know why I never thought of making a thumb this way. You just cast on stitches of a different color yarn on the left needle, knit across and then remove and pick up those live stitches. Makes for a much neater thumb!

This weekend's theme at my home is "clean, clean, clean" as I am way behind on everything. Tomorrow is a "get together" with a friend of many years who is retiring on the 30th and moving away to Florida.

Happy Knitting!


  1. The mitts look great! I was thinking of making some fingerless gloves, well I actually want the kind with 1/2 fingers. I have no idea when I will find the time, though.

    I forgot to tell you I did wear the scarf to the ravelry party, and it was wonderfully warm.

  2. The first pictures had me thinking, cool, the color of the bougainvillea down my street!

  3. They look great. I might try that contrasting yarn trick. The last ones I made I hated the thumb, it was to large and I wasn't sure if it was me or the pattern. Is there a trick for nice and neat thumbs?

    Good luck with your get together. :)

  4. The afterthought ________________ is such a great trick. Praise EZ! ;)

    They are all very pretty!

  5. I love the Fetchings. I am probably one of few knitters who has not yet made a pair of those. I must remedy that fact soon!

    What a lovely and elegant looking pair of hands modeling the Fetchings, too!