Finished Two-Day Pink Mittens

Thursday, January 18th, 2007
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I found my camera! It was in a box with my PS2.

Pink Mittens

This took me only two days! Well, technically 2½, but that’s still the fastest yet. Yay mittens!

Pink Mittens, started January 15th, 2007, finished January 17th, 2007
Pattern: generic mitten pattern
Yarn: Patons Decor in Pale Country Pink
Needles: 4.5mm dpns

Pattern Notes: These mittens are for the beau’s sister, as a thank you for all the delicious yarn his mom gave me. She couldn’t find any mittens anywhere to match her scarf, so I offered to knit her some and she had some yarn lying around that she gave me for that purpose. I didn’t like the yarn very much; it’s quite rough, and looked a bit shabby at first. They turned out totally cute, though! And they’ll still be comfortable, because I plan to line them with this adorable pink fleece I have. I cast on 32 stitches and knit 2 or 3 inches of ribbing, then kept going with stockinette until the thumb, knit 5 stitches with scrap yarn and then kept going. I did k2tog, ssk decreases on each side every other row for 4 rows, then decreased every row until I had 6 stitches left, then pulled the yarn through and snipped. The thumbs were done similarly, except I did the decreases with a slip 1, k2tog, psso. I was experimenting! I don’t think I like it that way, so if I have to lengthen the thumbs (or even if I don’t have to) I think I’m going to rip back and change to the normal k2tog every other stitch and then pull through.

Would I knit it again? Heck yes. I love knitting mittens. I think my dpns are going to get lots of exercise in the next few weeks! Only one small change from now on: I should get some 4mm or 3.75mm dpns for the ribbing, because it’s coming out a bit too wide. I accomodated by knitting the ribbing on the second mitten quite tightly, but it would be easier to just grab some thinner needles.

Pink Mittens

Pink Mittens

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1 Comment to “Finished Two-Day Pink Mittens”

  1. Those are really cute! What a nice thank you gift!

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    Carol
    January 18, 2007 @ 10:58 pm

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