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LoveBugAngel 10-26-2012 09:52 AM

FO: First pair of mittens
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I have completed my first pair of mittens. Before trying to do a pair I did knit a single one as a test to make sure I knew what I was doing before I tried to do a nice pair.
I also went a little off pattern to end it. The pattern told me to decrease to 20 sts and then close the top with kitchener stitch. I did that on my test mitten and it looked to square for my taste so I ended up decreasing to the last 24 sts then put my tapestry needle through those sts and pulled tight through then sort of sewed it nice and tight from the inside with the yarn. I like the way it looks better. I did the same with the thumb.

Finally I still had holes between the mitten and the thumb even after picking up stitches (the pattern didn't tell me to do that) so I turned the mitt inside out when completed and sort of sewed it shut with my yarn.
This is also my first experience with m1l and m1r not as hard as I thought it would be.
Here is the result

Antares 10-26-2012 10:03 AM

Those are fantastic! And good job on modifying the pattern to make it look "right" to you!

What kind of yarn did you use? Love the striping!

salmonmac 10-26-2012 12:51 PM

A great success! I like your shaping and the mittens look perfect for the cold weather. Well done.

LoveBugAngel 10-26-2012 01:46 PM


Originally Posted by Antares (Post 1359234)
Those are fantastic! And good job on modifying the pattern to make it look "right" to you

What kind of yarn did you use? Love the striping!

Thanks! I used Patons Classic Wool, I got it on sale at Michaels for 4.99! With one ball I was able to complete both mittens an still have left over which I am trying to make a matching headband with! (I'll have to use another ball to finish the headband) pretty good deal if you ask me!

Everyone at work is asking for a pair now haha

GrumpyGramma 10-26-2012 07:08 PM

:thumbsup: Great mittens, and your first time too! You did a great job modifying the pattern to suit your own needs. Patterns are subject to change without notice for me. That is a good deal for mittens.

Jan in CA 10-27-2012 02:48 AM

Love them! Now you need a matching hat! :roflhard:

usamacka 10-27-2012 10:05 AM

Your mittens are awesome! Thanks for your hints to making them look the way your wanted. I was in my stash yesterday and poked around to find that Paton's yarn as well (another color). Wasn't sure what I would use it for, but you have given me an idea now!!!


MerigoldinWA 10-30-2012 06:06 PM

Very, very nice! I like the way you adapted the pattern to suit your taste, you got a good result. I recognize that colorway of PCW, I've used it and love it. Looks good enough to eat.

fatoldladyinpjs 10-31-2012 08:38 AM

Way to go! Mittens can be intimidating, but you stuck with it. They look fabulous! Good buy on the wool, too.

ArtLady1981 11-05-2012 08:06 PM

Oh nice! The mittens are wonderful! The colorway played out nice and evenly, too! :thumbsup:

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