Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Knit in January-Mittens

Fighting off the winter blues with knitting projects.

January, my goal was to knit my first ever pair of mittens.

I started with making a simple pair of fingerless gloves. The pattern is simple. Looking for a picture, I realized I never took one of the finished product-but there is a picture of the gloves in the pattern link. This pair was given to one of my daughters. I knit up another set, in grey for myself. I love them and wear them all of the time.

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease
Pattern: Jordon's Fingerless Gloves/free Ravelry Download.

Next, Mittens.

I am a visual learner, so I love video tutorials when trying out something new. I found a pattern with how-to videos included from Very Pink .  Same place I purchased my first knitted socks tutorial.

Yarn; Vanna's Choice Heather yarn

I made both mittens and then went back and worked the thumb. That seemed to be the most intimidating part to me.

I knit up the "large" size. They are a little big, so I plan on making another pair, but knit the "medium" size.

It was a fun knit!

What winter projects have you been working on?

**the darker grey is the more accurate color of the mittens. (the last two pictures)

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  1. Those are great Sandra! I like the heathery texture. I have one pair of "nice" knitted mittens. I love them.

  2. Oh my goodness, the mittens are wonderful! Oh and free patterns are good too!

  3. I am impressed with your knitting ! I spin wool into yarn and weave it, but have never knitted or crocheted. Lovely way to spend winter days. What do I do, after tending my sheep and other animals I spin wool into yarn for weaving.

    1. I would love to learn how to weave. I have a small loom and it is on my list of things to learn. Some of my BL wool would be great for weaving projects.


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