Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Knitting: mountain meadow mitts.
This is the first completed knitting project I've shared in over a month! I feel like I've been working on the same projects for weeks now, but I'm finally finishing them all. :)
I bought this yarn at the fiber festival last year, and I changed my mind several times about what it should be. I finally decided on fingerless gloves. (The colorway is called Mountain Meadow, hence the name.) I'm a little sad that I didn't knit it into socks, because I think it would have made really pretty socks. But it was 100% Merino and while it was really tightly spun, I was still worried it would be too prone to holes without any nylon.
I used this pattern. I made a few small changes to the thumb, and I also went down to size 2 needles for the entire mitt. I've learned that I don't really like slouchy wrist-warmers. It worked out...they're the tiniest bit loose at the wrist but everywhere else they fit perfectly. You can't tell from the pictures, but they come up my arm about 6.5" from my wrist, so they're plenty long enough (and I didn't even make them as long as the pattern called for).
These are definitely among the brightest knitted items I've ever made. :) It's a bit out of my comfort zone, but I love them! The colors are most accurate in the pictures where they're not on my hands.
Ravelry project page.