Monday, January 17, 2011

More Oven Mitts

I love this oven mitt pattern. I'm also using some of the yarn that I hand dyed for the Housewarming Oven Mitts. When using up my stash of Knitpicks Wool of the Andes yarn, I don't have enough yarn to make a mitt in a single color, so I tried to make some interesting striping patterns to decrease my stash.

To calculate with the pattern this time, I made some notes on the rows between each step:
  • Increases for the thumb begin at row 32.
  • The thumb is tied off after row 51 (during the knitting of row 52)
  • Decreases for the top start after row 72.
  • There are 93 rounds total to this pattern. (After row 91, 12 sts remain).
These steps should help me plan out striping patterns in the future, and help me with placements should I start to try some intarsia.

The rainbow of remnants used for these mitts.

The rainbow shown in the previous photo was used for the mitt on the left. The mitt on the right had a much more random striping pattern. I cannot wait to see how they'll felt!