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!


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

  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.

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

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