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Fuzzy mittens!

Baby Alpaca Mittens
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/firecat/basic-mitten-pattern-2


Basic Mitten Pattern by Ann Budd, Knitters Handy Book of Patterns


Made for mom
Size women's medium


Needle: US 5 / 3.75 mm circular needles (one Knitpicks nickel, one Denise)
Yarn: Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky
1 skein turquoise, 1/3 skein gray


Notes:
My first attempt didn't work because I was between gauges, and because I attempted to be clever when picking up stitches for the thumb, and because my idea of striping turquoise and gray just made the mitten look dirty. I frogged and restarted with smaller needles (getting a solid 5 spi) and made turquoise mittens with gray cuffs. My mom loves them!

The pattern is good except that it leaves a huge gap at the base of the thumb that you have to sew up.


baby-alpaca-mittens.jpg

fuzzy

Comments

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elissaann
Dec. 29th, 2007 02:08 pm (UTC)
Pretty! They look warm
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pixiecrinkle
Dec. 29th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
Nice! Now I know what I want to do this afternoon -- make mittens!
mjlayman
Dec. 30th, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)
Very pretty! Some crochet mitten and glove patterns have that hole at the base of the thumb. I like setting things up so I'm sewing as little as possible.
firecat
Dec. 30th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think I want to find a different pattern that doesn't require sewing up the hole. I have the Selbuvotter book. Maybe that has some tips.

prairierabbit
Jan. 6th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
Lovely! I like the solid turquoise with the grey cuff very much.
firecat
Jan. 6th, 2008 10:05 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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