Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mitten Time

Okay, so I'm on a roll of mitten knitting!

Pairs 13, 14 & 15


The lovely blue yarn is Ironstone Multi 95% Wool 5% Polyester
These are worked on double points in the round.


Pairs 16, 17 & 18


Same Ironstone yarn here but these are knit on 2 needles.

Mitten Tutorial

I'll be posting a step by step little tutorial on how to knit these mittens with the "Indian thumb gusset " on 2 needles.

What you need is worsted wt yarn - light or medium wt worsted will work.
I think a little over 100 yds will work as I was able to squeeze out 3 pairs from one ball of Ironstone.

My gauge was 5 sts to 1 inch - use whatever needles give you that gauge.
Yes you should knit up a swatch, unless you already know your gauge with worsteds. I do ;)

I'll post step 1 tomorrow and after I'm done with all the steps I'll be posting the pattern over on my pattern blog.

And for those of you who hate to seam and would rather make your mittens in the round - stay tuned for that pattern.

3 comments:

LizzieK8 said...

Very pretty! I love purples!

I have to get organized....I've not done my 9 pair yet.... :::sigh::::

Kathy said...

Thanks Because I want the knit in the round pattern! How many seams in the two needle set? It would be easier on my tendons. Straight knitting is best for me currently.

qt_bee said...

ooo i see you did post up the materials need for knitting the mittens. THanks so much. I'll sure be trying this one. THanks so much!