Thursday, January 2, 2014
First Finished Project of 2014
These mitts were super-easy and totally made up by me. I cast on the wrong number of stitches to begin with and had to pull it out and re-cast-on with fewer stitches (20), but that was just right. I knitted 12 rounds for the wrists, worked back and forth for 11 rows for the thumb opening then 8 rounds for the fingers in ribbing and another 8 in garter.
I didn't worry with a thumb gusset on these since I didn't intend to knit a thumb and the back-and-forth rows are really quite perfect.
I used a soy/wool blend from Southwest Trading Company. It's super-bulky yarn and I knitted these on size 10 DPNs. I think total knitting time was about 4 hours...and it qualifies as stash busting since I found the yarn in my stash! yea!