Showing posts with label mittenz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mittenz. 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

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Christmas Mittenz

I've been working on my Mittenz all day yesterday and today.
I received a request to make the pattern for larger/longer hands and I've been trying to tweek the numbers.
Of course one can always go up a needle size or two to get a larger sized mitten, but sometimes that does not always work.

So first I had to go back to square one and make a pair with the original numbers and here they are - Christmas Mittenz!

Then I tweeked and made a second pair a little larger. Uh oh... I did this late at night and I left out the stitches for the thumb to fingertip length. Still a bit short - but I did get a nice cuff length going.
Darn! I have now started a 3rd pair and I think this time I've got the numbers figured out just right.

So stay tuned for the outcome of my mad experiments!

Those other WIPs? Huh? I have other WIPs?
I'll get back to them soon enough.