Dustina I have seen a few free patterns like the one you have done that I am tempted to try but I just don't understand how the thumb is done. it say something about using a scrap bit of yarn and knitting nine stitches with it then put the nine stitches back on the left needle and carry on knitting the hand bit of the glove. I think that is how it was described but I just don't understand it.
I just had a though as I was surfing looking for mittens. when you knit the nine stitches with scrap yarn and then carry on knitting the mitten as normal, will you remove the scrap yarn and then reveal a hole with 18 live stitches and knit the thumb from that. Did I have a brain wave or am I still not getting it.
YAY!! A mitten KAL... I did finish the WVU mittens so now I'm working on Roo's mittens. ..Here is the first one the pattern is Rosie Mittens found here
GORGEOUS! You're braver than I am.
Originally Posted by MAmaDawn
I've never made mittens before... but I wanted to make these... do they count? I love knitted ornaments on my tree...
Go for it! I bet that when you finish those tiny mittens, you'll be ready to make some full-size ones as well.
Originally Posted by farmgirl
Count me in, too! We have Hope House here. It's a home for unwed mothers who are going to school and/or trying to get their life together. We have donated toys to them in the past and I'm sure they would appreciate mittens. Thanks for the wonderful idea!
Originally Posted by auntcrafty
Ooo -- I like those! If these count, I'm in, too! I can add those to my Christmas projects list.
Go for it!
Originally Posted by Karina
Dustina I have seen a few free patterns like the one you have done that I am tempted to