October 04, 2004

Mittens, Part 1

Here’s the first set of matching (to this) mittens for Mark:

matchingmittens.jpg

I’m not particularly fond of the pointy tops, but they fit fairly well and they do match. I like the cuff, though; it’s garter stitch, doubled lengthwise, and I picked up for the hand around the edge, going through both thicknessess. You may be able to see what I mean a bit in this picture:

matchingmittenscuff.jpg

So Mark’s wrists will be very warm. I wish the hand part were also a double thickness, because I think the single layer won’t be very windproof. For colder days, therefore, I’m going to make a second pair of matching mittens, thrummed with black roving, which will be extra cozy. The inspiration is Steph’s Thrum-along. I’m going to use the same cuff design, since I like the doubled thickness. I think I’ll start the cuffs tonight, and by the time my roving arrives I’ll be ready to start thrummin’.

Posted by Aven at October 4, 2004 05:43 PM
Comments

Oh, hon, Mark is VERY LUCKY, and will be quite a hit in the Toronto winter, I bet.

Nice work.

Posted by: Anne at October 4, 2004 07:24 PM

That is the best picture of Mark I’ve seen on your blog!! He looks 6!

Posted by: Joyce at October 5, 2004 11:17 AM

I love the double thickness garter stitch cuffs! Thrummin’ is fun — can’t wait to see the second pair!

Posted by: Vicki at October 5, 2004 12:34 PM