Showing posts with label mittens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mittens. Show all posts

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.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Mittenz 2008 Challenge

It's that time again! Mittenz Maddnez

The challenge is - 8 pairs of mittens ( knit, crocheted, sewn, purchased ) to be mailed in October to the Cheyenne River Reservation. Just in time to warm hands for the upcoming winter.

You can read more about it, where to mail, when to mail, rules, etc
on Ann's blog - and she has a contest going on too!

Last year 405 pairs were sent to the Rez - Let's make it more this year!

I've made 5 pair already - but you all know I am not stopping at 8.... Several of us are having a "Battle of the Needles" going on - great fun!

1st Pair

Pattern - Isela's Cabled Mittens from a LAL on the Loom-a-Long Raverly Group.
Worked on the blue Knifty Knitter round loom.
Yarn - Woolease Chunky

2nd Pair

Pattern - None - just improvised
Yarn - Chunky odds and ends.

3rd Pair

Pattern - I improvised on 32 sts with #6 needles on worsted wt yarn.
My first pair of mittens on 2 circs!

4th Pair

Pattern - South Dakota Mittens - I am working on writing this up.
Yarn - Odds and ends of worsted wt.
#5 & #6 needles

5th pair

Pattern - Anami's Mindless Mittens
Yarn - Columbia Minerva Shannon - discontinued
80% Orlon, 20%Wool
Knit two at a time on 2 #5 circs

Friday, June 29, 2007

Mittnz Update

Here is another set of seven pairs!

Those bright yellow ones and the smaller rainbow ones were knit from my latest sideways mitten pattern. Everytime I knit the original one, I keep getting different construction ideas.
Pattern for the new Mittenz on the sidebar.
The yellow ones were knit with Red Heart worsted wt on size 5 needles. The rainbow ones from (I think it is Red Heart) a thinner varigated yarn on size 4 needles. See the difference in sizes?

Here are some more pictures of these Mittenz

These lovely tan ones were knit by Carol, one of my "test knitters".