View Full Version : I can't decide!

11-02-2006, 10:05 PM
I'm thinking about trying to make some fingerless mittens. I've never made mittens or gloves before, so I'm a little intimidated, but figured I can handle something without fingers! :teehee: So now, I need to chose which pattern, and I know some of you out there have knitted these items, so any advice you can please offer on which would be good for a first-time mitten knitter would be great! :hug:

Fetching. (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTfetching.html) This one is really pretty, but I'm not familiar with the picot bind off. How hard is this? Also, would I be able to extend the part on the wrists a bit for longer coverage? I got nervous with the pattern too because they are "hand specific"--you know, you can interchange them on either hand (now I'd have to follow the pattern a lot closer! :rofl: )

Voodoo. (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTvoodoo.html) I've never made a six-stitch buttonhole...how hard is that? I liked these because the coverage is longer up on the arms.

2 Needle "Magic" Fingerless Mittens. (http://www.knitpicks.com/Projects/itemid_50399220/projects_display) Truly, I wouldn't mind seaming this up (it's not like it's a large project like a sweater), so that's not a drawback here. I liked these because they are longer, and because if I didn't want to fool around with DPN's, there exists a pattern for these to knit flat. But how are they difficulty-wise?

Okay, these last two patterns aren't for fingerless mittens, but I was curious on how hard they were anyway. They are very tempting to make considering that they are "dual purpose". Which are easier to make? Is there a "better" one of the two? Any preferences of the two styles, and if so, why?

Urban Necessity (http://magknits.com/Sept05/patterns/urban.htm)
Broad Street Mittens (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall02/PATTbroadstreet.html)