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MerigoldinWA
02-18-2008, 06:04 PM
I decided to try to make my own recipe for some mitts. I found a stitch in one of my Harmony guides and converted it to my use. I used one of the k 2nd st, then k 1st st cables and a regular cable for the whole hand. I used the after thought thumb and my idea of short rows for a slightly longer palm.

I still don't know what I'm doing with picking up the wraps on the short rows. I don't think I do it right, but I do it. :) I think I could write out this pattern, but you may have to be pretty good at free wheeling. When I did the short rows I kept it in pattern (sort of lol), it is not hard to do, but I can't give it stitch by stitch.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/JoodieKadoodie/Other%20Items/Abrownback.jpg

And the palm side.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/JoodieKadoodie/Other%20Items/Abrownpalm.jpg

And an attempt at a close up of the sort of lace panel in the cuff.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/JoodieKadoodie/Other%20Items/Abrowncloseup.jpg

These are made of Wool-Ease in color 129-Cocoa.

knittingymnast
02-18-2008, 06:24 PM
thats really pretty! can i have the pattern? i would like to knit some of these.....good job! :)

knit2btied
02-18-2008, 06:43 PM
Another nice pair! I'm still waiting for that short-row pattern.... LOL

Jan in CA
02-18-2008, 09:36 PM
Very pretty!

knitgal
02-18-2008, 09:58 PM
Those are lovely! I keep meaning to make myself a pair- love your pattern.

ah
02-18-2008, 11:34 PM
Those are very pretty!

sue in canada
02-18-2008, 11:40 PM
Very nice. Love the design.

outdoordrea
02-19-2008, 12:28 AM
I tried knitting an after-thought thumb in one of my mitts, but it was too wide! How did you decide how many sts to make the width of the thumb for your pair?

MerigoldinWA
02-19-2008, 02:34 AM
outdoordrea, since my gauge was about the same as the Fetching mitts from Knitty I decided I would need 17 stitches for my thumb, but I only used 40 stitches for the whole mitt and they used 45, I think it was, so I decided to only use 5 stitches and pick up more in the gaps to make the 17. It worked.

MerigoldinWA
02-19-2008, 02:37 AM
I just posted the pattern as best as I could write it in the Pattern Central folder. It is called Brown Cabled Mitts from the Gallery. I think the pattern will work. :-)

KnittingNat
02-19-2008, 08:55 AM
These mitts look warm:heart: Great job and WTG on the pattern :thumbsup:

dustinac
02-19-2008, 10:22 AM
:happydance: they look great!!

WandaT
02-19-2008, 10:35 AM
Gorgeous!!

outdoordrea
02-22-2008, 12:36 AM
outdoordrea, since my gauge was about the same as the Fetching mitts from Knitty I decided I would need 17 stitches for my thumb, but I only used 40 stitches for the whole mitt and they used 45, I think it was, so I decided to only use 5 stitches and pick up more in the gaps to make the 17. It worked.

It did indeed; they look fabulous!:yay:

MerigoldinWA
02-22-2008, 01:21 AM
outdoordrea,

Are you saying that about mine or did you try it on a pair and it worked for you?

Merigold

Debkcs
02-22-2008, 04:57 AM
That is a great pair of mitts! Hope you are really proud of yourself, and thanks for posting the pattern.

Ronda
02-22-2008, 08:37 AM
Ohhhh I like those! You did a great job. You're another "winger" (as in "I winged it") - I'm in awe of wingers. ;-)

bethany
02-22-2008, 09:52 AM
very nicely done!!

outdoordrea
02-22-2008, 02:26 PM
outdoordrea,

Are you saying that about mine or did you try it on a pair and it worked for you?

Merigold

I'm saying that about yours! And...I'm going to try your method (and possibly your pattern) for another pair -- I'm a glutton for punishment, and a stickler on getting things right.

ArtLady1981
02-22-2008, 03:42 PM
Merigold, you inspire me! You're amazing! The gloves are PERFECT!