Saturday, June 22, 2013

Susie's Fingerless Mitts

Dear readers,

Another project I completed before my dress was finally Susie's Fingerless Mitts, a free pattern from Ravelry found HERE.


Easy but delicate pattern.  I would sew these again in DK or a thinner yarn.  The pattern calls for Size 5 needles in DK.  The yarn is Lorna's Superwash Wool in Worsted.  I used Size 4 and cast on a bit two small (24 c/o)  - next time I will use 30 stitches c/o.  I tried the 42 the pattern called for and 36 but both ran too large, even with the reduced needle size - I am a loose loose knitter and this yarn was larger than the pattern called for. 

Some of the pattern was a bit tricky - the turn round after the lace stitch took me some time to figure out, as did the thumb.  I also used a crochet c/o - I probably will never use another cast off again - I loved this stretchy c/o.  Thank goodness for YouTube tutorials.  

My ravelry review is HERE.

Fun pattern.  Highly recommended!

6 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Now do you wear those for warmth? In Japan, the women were wearing long ones that came up past their elbows as a sun screen! It seemed so hot, but I guess they don't use sunscreen lotion.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, and they are too warm for the California summer we are having! I saw that in Japan - I wish I had done that in Florida (haha). . . I thought is was unusual as well....did you notice all the makeup companies sell "skin lighteners" there.

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    2. BTW Sister - do you follow Yoshimi's blog from Japan - she's one of my favorite bloggers - so exquisite:
      http://yoshimitheflyingsquirrel.blogspot.com/

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    3. I think I've seen it once - I'll check it out again. I noticed the skin lighteners - they're very into looking like little girls with the bright pink blushers and white makeup!

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  2. Beautiful! Certainly, we are now taking hot weather, but these beautiful mittens will be waiting for you when start cold. Love them!

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    1. Thank you! It's so hot here! I'm ready for the cooler weather!

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