new red mittens

September 20, 2010

Today was cold and rainy. I ended up spending most of the day outside in a barn playing fiddle tunes, which suited me perfectly. I also finished a new pair of mittens (in the car on the way to the barn). Funny that it is cold enough to start thinking about keeping hands warm..

Last week we got a shipment of wool and patterns from Classic Elite Yarns. I made a pair of mittens using princess yarn (wool, microfiber, and cashmere) and a pattern by Jared Flood. I did end up modifying the tips of the mittens. When I followed the pattern they ended up a little bit shorter than I wanted, so I added an extra repeat, and changed the tops so that the decreases weren’t so abrupt.

The pattern was fun to knit up, a lot of twisted stitches, and little cables on the cuff created a nice sideways rib. The sideways rib also ended up being functional, and the cuff hugs the wrist quite well. The thumbs were also a little short, and so I just added a few more rows to fit. The nice thing about mittens, is that you can just try them on and adjust the pattern a little so that the fit comes out well. All you have to do is remember what you did on the first mitten so that you can repeat it for the second mitten…

5 Responses to “new red mittens”

  1. Kathy Says:

    Fantastic little beauties!!! Love the style, the color, the twisted stitches…all of it. 🙂

  2. Cheryl VanWeelden Says:

    Torrey, You are amazing. These mittens and the sweaters on your blog are beautiful – they look comfy, soft, just wonderful pieces.

  3. April Arellano Says:

    I am desperately trying to make these mittens but am having a hard time with the pattern. Would there be anyway you could help me figure out where I’m going wrong? Yours came out beautifully!!

    • Torrey Says:

      I don’t actually remember the process of making the mittens…if you have a specific question I might be able to help :). I don’t have the pattern with me so it would be difficult to give you much of an overview..

  4. I am trying desperately to make these same mittens but am having a hard time with the pattern.

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