Saturday, May 15, 2010

Annemor #5

I had been given some nice Sidar Country Style DK wool (machine washable - 45% Acrylic, 40% nylon, 15% wool) in Color 411 (cream) and Color 423 (dusky pink). I thought that these would make a pair of mittens from SELBUVOTTER: Biography of a Knitting Tradition. I usually make gloves with fingering weight wool, so to use the DK wool I decided to adapt a child's size pattern to an adult woman's small.

Modifications to the Pattern:
  • DK weight rather than fingering
  • Size 3 (3.25 mm) needles
  • After the cuff patterns, there is an increase round, followed by 1 round in the MC. I knit 3 rounds in the MC at this step instead of one.
  • In the main charted pattern, I inserted 4 rows in between the birds. This required some (trivial) adjustment to the palm pattern (which was a 7 row repeat).
These fit my small hands, and should fit the hands of the intended recipient! I haven't done too much with DK wool, and I love the way that it felt on my fingers.