View Full Version : I can't decide! (fingerless mitts)

11-02-2006, 10:16 PM
I know some of you out there have made some of these projects, so I need help! I've never knitted gloves or mittens before, but I figured I could handle something without fingers pretty easily! :teehee: How hard are each one of these to make?

2 Needle "Magic" Fingerless Mittens. (http://www.knitpicks.com/Projects/itemid_50399220/projects_display) The fact that these are seamed up doesn't bother me...it's not like they are a large sweater so it wouldn't be bad; in fact, it might be nice to not have to worry about DPN's. How hard are these?

Fetching. (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTfetching.html) These are really pretty, but I've never done a picot bind off. Would I easily be able to extend the wrist part of these up the arm a bit for more coverage, or would that be problematic/look dumb?

Voodoo. (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTvoodoo.html) I've never done a six stitch buttonhole before...is this hard?

Okay, these last two aren't fingerless mittens at all, and at this point, are probably way too hard for my skill level, but I thought I'd ask. They are both for similar finished products, but is one better than the other, and why?

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

11-02-2006, 11:04 PM
fetching fetching fetching!!!!!!

There's a thread in the KAL forum. A lot of us didn't do the picot BO (it's not hard though), we just bound off in purl.

11-02-2006, 11:11 PM
I've made the voodoo wristwarmers, and I thought they were really easy. The buttonhole isn't bad - it's mostly just a lot of binding off. I recommend them!

11-02-2006, 11:46 PM
Fetching isn't nearly as hard as you might initially think. If you want to extend it up your arm a bit, try doing more repeats of the cable pattern or elongating the cable pattern (more rows between cable rows).

Another good thing about Fetching is that it uses worsted weight yarn. I made a pair with Wool-Ease, and they turned out great.

11-03-2006, 12:09 AM
I've been eyeing these to make as well, but I'm nervous doing them without help. I guess I just have to jump in and try them.

11-03-2006, 10:04 AM
I am making Voodoo. Not sure how to do the buttonhole yet, but Amy does have a video here. I've just finished the wrist part and I'm ready to do the buttonhole. This weekened I'm going to tackle it.

11-03-2006, 10:07 AM
You could also try these: http://schrodinger212.blogspot.com/2006/01/supple-rib-knit-arm-warmers.html
I adapted the pattern to be knit in the round, and I also added a thumb (I used the technique of "Fetching"). I fell in love with the supple rib stitch!

11-03-2006, 10:12 AM
Don't be scared of fetching. It was my first FO. For that matter don't be scared of fingered gloves. I made some for my husband (just no finger tips), and I've only been knitting since the beginning of Aug. Just take the one you like and go for it.