Wednesday, August 6, 2014

FO: Plaited Mitts

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Oh hey, remember when I used to make not-ballgown things? Me neither - but I did, and I have photographic evidence!

I started making these mitts back in fall of 2011, right around the time I started at NYFA. My hands were always cold when I walked up the street to get coffee in the morning, and I worked at a yarn shop at the time, so I figured, why not buy some squishy pink llama-cotton yarn I had been eyeing for a while and make some fingerless mitts? I remembered lusting after this pattern from when I was a really new knitter and didn't quite have the skills to make them yet, and thought that this was the perfect opportunity to give them a whirl.

So I knitted one, wasn't happy with the limp, too-big cuff, and shoved it in my WIP basket for three years. (What, cotton isn't the best choice for stretchy ribbing? I'm shocked.) A few months ago, in my efforts to finish languishing projects, I picked them back up, ripped and re-knit the ribbing, knitted the second mitt in a day or two, and voila! Fingerless mitts, just in time for summer.

Even though it took me forever, I think I'll get a lot of wear out of these. I still get cold fingers walking down Ballard Ave in the fall, so their original purpose is totally valid. High five, self!

Details are on Ravelry here.


Kat Riddell said...

Ooh, I really like the cable on those. And they coordinate really well with that coat!

sparkle said...

That coat still looks awesome, that was a great find from Ruths...oh, and that little clutch looks familiar. Glad it found a new home with someone who would use it. I just never found an occasion to put it to good use. It looks quite elegant with your lovely grays and pinks....