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Escape from Fair Isle… January 16, 2007

Filed under: 2007 FO,mittens,prototype — crazymonkeycreates @ 6:24 pm

These finished objects came about because I didn’t have anything to work on that wasn’t the same gauge of the fair isle sweater, and because MJ was making sock puppets at me (not really, she was just making socks and putting them on her hands). I decided that her socks looked like the start of mittens, and so yesterday, I sat down with this skein of Silk Garden Lite (50 g, color 2011).

And these tools… waste yarn, crochet hook, size 7 DPN’s, crocodile scissors, and bent-tip needle.

I came up with these odd-looking socks.

Ok, ok, these aren’t socks for your feet. They’re HAND SOCKS (aka mittens).

Weighing in at 38 grams, these lightweight drapey mittens will probably get shoved into my jacket pocket, for use in things like… “Opening Car Doors”, and “Holding on to the Freezing Steering Wheel”. There was almost-but-not-quite enough for another mitten left from the 50g skein of Silk Garden Lite.

These are the prototype mittens. I’ll write a pattern up once I’ve knit them a few more times. Some of the things I don’t like about these mittens: ribbing is too short, thumb looks a little wonky (because I decreased from 12 sts at the bottom to 9 sts in the middle, and then down to 3 at the top, making them pointy). They’re plenty roomy, though. I can spread my fingers out rather well in them. I’m thinking that this would be a great project for all of those one-off balls of yarn you just HAD TO HAVE because they were so pretty.

If you’d like to help me out, leave a comment, and I’ll email you back with the questionnaire. (I’m looking for glove size S/M/L/XL, and measurements of your hand. Nothing too personal!) I’m planning to have plain mittens, as well as textured and patterned, when all is done. I’m looking to publish the PDF hopefully before the month is through.

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2 Responses to “Escape from Fair Isle…”

  1. Maus Says:

    Love the silk garden lite!! What is always important for me in mittens is that the thumb “grows” out from the palm side of the hand, not the flat hand side, it just sits better and they don’t want to turn then 🙂

  2. MJ Says:

    How Cute! Glad I could inspire you with my silliness!!


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