Tweedy Mitts

This past weekend, I was in need of a simiple project to work on during the Bohus events. I thought garter stitch mitts would be perfect.

Front View

Turns out, I wasn’t quite correct. I didn’t realize that Ysolda’s design incorporates short-row shaping for the wrists. I had to rip back my work during the first day and pretty much start over. But it was worth it, because these are the best fitting mitts I’ve ever had!

Palm View

This pattern would be a good one for learning short-rows, as they only take place every 8 or 10 rows for the hand/wrist, and more frequently in the gussets.

Garter St Mitts

These mitts might look symmetrical, but they technically aren’t because the seam is inside the palm. Ysolda has the knitter turn the second one inside-out to become the right-hand mitt. I took a slightly different approach; I just flipped one mitt to the other side before grafting it shut. It might also be possible to follow the instructions from the bottom up to make the right-side mitt.

garter st in tweed

The yarn was a perfect match for this pattern, too! I loved looking at the various tweedy colors that popped up here and there. So fun!

more garter st


Pattern: “Garter Stitch Mitts” by Ysolda Size: Small, with large thumb gusset Yarn: Queensland Collection Kathmandu DK, color 422 (light gray) Needles: Takumi Clover US 4 (3.5 mm) circular Started: January 24, 2009 Completed: January 27, 2009 Ravel it!

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8 Responses to “Tweedy Mitts”

  1. opal Says:
    January 30th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    what cozy lookin’ mitts! i love the rainbow colored tweedy bits. :)

  2. Chris Says:
    January 30th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    They do look cozy!! My fingerless mitts (from ages ago) are stockinette, knit in the round, with some short row shaping so that they are shorter in the pinky area.

  3. Carrie K Says:
    January 30th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Those are really pretty! I love the tweediness of them too. Come to think of it, that yarn looks like my first ever skein purchased.

  4. Tracey Says:
    January 30th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Love the mitts, one of these days I will have to knit myself some as it is flippin’ cold in the bat cave.

  5. beth Says:
    January 31st, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Great mitts! I’m going to have to check out that pattern.

  6. lisa Says:
    February 1st, 2009 at 9:17 am

    they look great!

  7. deb Says:
    February 1st, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Very sharp looking!

  8. Nicole Says:
    February 2nd, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Totally going to make these!

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