Thursday, December 28, 2006

Hand/Wrist Warmers, aka Reading Mitts

Project: Hand/Wrist Warmers

Designer: Joelle Hoverson

Source: Last-Minute Knitted Gifts (Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2004)

Yarn: Classic Elite Inca Marl (100% alpaca), color 1194, 1 skein

Needles: size 7 Addi Turbo 24" circular

Variations: knitted back and forth and seamed mitt after binding off, instead of working on double-points; dropped down to size 6 needles for last four rows to create tighter ribbing at finger edge; row gauge, as usual, coming out at less rows per inch than called for in pattern, so I measured against my hand instead of following specs in pattern; great yarn, easy to work with, project knits up fast - but is warm and a bit itchy when worn

If I Had It to Do Over Again: do body of mitt on a size 6 needle and ribbing on a size 5 (mitt really stretches when worn); be more vigilant about measuring, as one mitt came out longer than the other


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