Friday, March 25, 2011

L&R Oven Mitts



Another oven mitt knitting project for me! The fun thing about these oven mitts is that I decided to add L and R to the back. Not only can these stand for Left and Right, but they also happen to be the initials of the recipient! It took 3 balls of Wool of the Andes (150g total) to complete the two oven mitts.



My intent was to create the L and R with duplicate stitches using 1 strand of yarn. When I got part way through the L, I found that the double knit fabric is so thick compared to the rest that I was afraid it would not felt correctly. Therefore I decided to embroider the L and R on after the fact and cut out the duplicate stitches I had already done.


Duplicate stitching the bottom of the L. I later cut this out.


The embroidered L & R.

I will share the L and R charts that I created (and didn't use) in my next post. Congrats on your condo, Laura!

4 comments:

  1. Clever! I've always been hesitant to knit or crochet oven mitts. How do they hold up to the heat?

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  2. They hold up very well to the heat. I've been using a felted oven mitt with my stove for years. Be careful if the mitt gets wet, the heat resistant quality of the wool is gone when the fibers are wet.

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  3. I will keep that in mind! This is being added to my project to-do list!

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