Thursday, January 5, 2012

Fingerless Mitts

I received to large skeins of James C. Brett Marble Chunky last year. The yarn is a really pretty two ply in shades of pink (Color MC12). Many of the women on my Christmas list love pink, so I thought it would be great to whip up some warm accessories for them.

This yarn is very soft for 100% acrylic. I love that it will be completely machine washable. I knit these with Size 7 DPN's, as I wanted them to be tight enough to stay warm.

I was initially concerned that the designer wouldn't indicate what rows were cable rows.... but she did (rows #17, 23, 29). The only real modification I made to these cabled mitts is that I made the cable on the right hand turn in the opposite way (Cable 6 back). For the hand, I bound off on 5th 1x1 ribbing row. On the thumb, I knit 1x1 ribbing for 2 rounds, then bind off in 1x1 ribbing for a total of 3 rib rows.

These mitts are a little short on the hand, but they keep your fingers completely accessible which can be a plus when you work with your hands a lot. If you're wearing a sweater anyway, then these will still work great to keep your wrists warm as you're working. This is a fast, fun project that can easily be completed in an evening.