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FO: Two Pairs of Fingerless Mittens

A fellow childminder and a good friend ordered two pairs of fingerless mittens from me last year, one pair in the Spring and the other in the Autumn.

The first pair I knitted back in May 2014, using this DROPS Design pattern. I have knitted them before and posted about here.

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The pattern called for DROPS Alpaca and DROPS Kid-Silk, which make the mittens scrumptiously soft.

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My friend has started a ‘Forest School’ nursery in the woods with a friend close to us and so these are probably a great accessory to have.

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I knitted these up in a couple of days, and even though the pattern on them looks quite intricate it is actually really easy. In fact, I’ve just recently knitted two projects with exactly this pattern and I love it!

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It’s funny actually, I’ve knitted other people fingerless mittens, but have never actually knitted myself a pair.

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I modelled them myself in Spring of 2014 ūüôā

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The second pair is also a DROPS Design pattern, but it’s actually a pair of wrist warmers.

I had also knit these wrist warmers before for a friend and when I posted about them on my blog, my friend liked them so much she ordered a pair, but as wrist warmers.

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This is also a great pattern, that took a little longer to knit up as it calls for 3mm size needles.

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My friend picked the same colour as the previous ones I knitted, and it’s a lovely colour.

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This is another pair of fingerless mittens that I really should knit for myself too!

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STATS

FINGERLESS MITTENS
Pattern:
Fingerless Mittens by DROPS Design.
Yarn: DROPS Alpaca in pearl grey and DROPS Kid-Silk in heather.
Needle size: 3.5mm
Knitting time: 29th-31st May 2014.

FINGERLESS MITTENS
Pattern:
Fingerless Mittens by DROPS Design.
Yarn: DROPS Baby Merino in navy blue.
Needle size: 2.5mm
Knitting time: 9th-13th December 2014.

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FO: Mittens

I want to write a very quick post today as I am out this evening. In December 2013 a mummy friend ordered mittens with a string for her husband’s colleague who was visiting from the US.

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I used this DROPS Design pattern, which knit up really quickly in just a day.

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I can’t actually remember what yarn I used, but I do know that I doubled the yarn to make the mittens warmer.

UA 3For the string I even knit an i-cord…I didn’t even do that for Luke’s mittens :-).

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STATS
Pattern: Mittens by DROPS Design.
Yarn: Unknown yarn.
Needle size: 3.5mm
Knitting time: 13 December 2013.

 

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FO: Hat and Glove Combo

Last Winter a friend who has a son in one of the other Kindergarten’s asked me to knit a hat and matching mittens¬†for her son. I knitted both, and then realised that both the hat and the mittens¬†were way too small. So, I started again.

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I used this DROPS Design pattern, but amended it slightly. Mainly I left out the crochet edge and visor.

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Another friend had give her the yarn, so I needed to find a pattern that would fit the yarn. She was keen to have a hat that would go over her son’s ears and for him to be able to close it.

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For the mittens I used another DROPS Design pattern, and yes I know I am very predictable, always going back to their patterns, but they are simply brilliant!

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My friend wanted to make sure her son wouldn’t lose the mittens, so she asked me to add a string, which is something we always had as kids and I’ve always done with Luke’s mittens.

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After the initial disaster, both fit very well and my friend loved them.

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And here are both in all their glory.

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STATS

MITTENS
Pattern: Mittens by DROPS Design.
Yarn: Unknown yarn.
Needle size: 8mm
Knitting time: 15 December 2014.

Hat
Pattern: Hat by DROPS Design.
Yarn: Unknown yarn.
Needle size: 8mm
Knitting time: 15 December 2014.

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FO: Kid Gloves

Milliemanu ordered some kid gloves in pink last year, which I managed to knit in November in a couple of days.

They’re a nice and easy glove pattern, I had only knit adult gloves before, and mainly mittens for kids. This meant that each of the fingers were a bit of a challenge, but in the end they worked out well.

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There’s not really that much more to say about them.

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They were made to match one of the hats I posted about last week.

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FO: Fingerless Mittens

Earlier in the year I made two pairs of fingerless mittens from two of my very good friends, they both had birthdays in January/February. Here I am posting about the first pair.

Of course I am Mrs. Predictable, and I used a DROPS pattern, but this one is one I’ve not knitted before. And I loved it, it calls for DROPS Alpaca and DROPS Kid-Silk, which meant the finished mittens were sturdy but really, really soft and smooth.

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I picked some colours that I knew my friend would like and to be honest the pictures don’t really show them. I used a very light green and an off white.

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The pattern itself was great it was just the repetition of one little pattern and it worked a treat.

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And for some action shots I roped in my husband who managed to get some amazing shots when the sun was streaming through our window into the dining room.

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FO Friday: Gloves for my Mum

I know, I know, it’s been too long. I promised myself with a new year I would be trying to post more, I guess it is only 10th of January, so I can still fulfil that promise! So, I will attempt to post about the mountains and mountains of FO’s I’ve finished in the last months, if not years.

So, without further ado, here are some gloves I knitted for my mum, I knitted the same pair for myself. In fact, I posted about them last year, check it out here.

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I love these gloves, and my mum does too. They’re really easy to knit, which surprised me as they’re gloves and not mittens. And they look really good too.

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I love that the cable pattern continues into each of the fingers, how great is that?

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And I love the cable pattern, which, in my opinion, looks very intricate. But let me tell you a secret, it really isn’t complicated!

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I do feel that I need to find a better way of sewing up at the end, I don’t like the way it looks at the moment.

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And another bonus, they are amazingly warm!

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FO: Gloves for Me

I swear even though I’ve not been blogging, I’ve been really, really busy knitting! I can promise that I can keep you busy with FO posts for at least a month. So, the first one finished project I want to start with is a pair of gloves for myself.

You might rememeber I knitted some gloves for a friend who I did a swap with, I blogged about it here. Because I loved the gloves, I decided to make myself a pair.

Purple gloves...I knit them in the DROPS Merino Extra Fine blue, I did try to get hold of the purple, but was unable to. But it does actually match my purple Winter coat. And oh boy, did I need these this cold Winter. It’s been way too long and cold, although there’s finally some light at the end of the tunnel, or rather some sun!

IMG_1665I love the cable detail on these gloves and especially the fact that each individual finger still has the cabling on it.

IMG_1666The gloves really are great, they’ve kept me toasty warm. And I made the same pair for my mum, in a different colour, but I will make sure to post about them another day!

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Blogtoberfest #30 Swap: What I Sent

Recently a Ravelry friend of mine from Germany, funnily she’s also called Anna, suggested a swap to me. She was in need of some gloves and wanted to knit me a hat and Luke some mittens in return. I decided on this pattern from DROPS.

I wanted something that would be warm, but would also be quite chic and I just loved the look of the cable on the top of the gloves. It looks very, very intricate. And I have to be honest, I LOVED knitting them.

The yarn was DROPS Merino Extra Fine, which is just so amazingly soft and because it is quite thick it knits up really quickly. I think one glove took me about 3 hours or so, which is pretty good for gloves.

I picked the colour as Anna told me she had a purple winter coat and I thought this would probably go quite well with purple.

And don’t they look amazing on? I’m actually going to be knitting a pair for my mum for Christmas. I also hope to knit myself a¬†pair, that is if I get the time to do so. I’ve got a very¬†long queue of projects that I need to finish first.

And so last week I posted off the parcel to Germany. But not before Luke tried to get his hands on the goodies.

 

 

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Fingerless Gloves in White

I’ve been meaning to put these fingerless gloves on here for about a year. I made them for a colleagues mother last year, can you believe it? Last year? He did tell me that his mother had put them on the other day, as it’s getting colder. Yes, it definitely is. Even I, who am always really warm, am now getting cold. Especially when I’m outside. Anyway, here they are. I used a pattern from Garnstudio and it was¬†such a pleasure to knit, really easy and quick.

I remember when I started making them I took them apart a few times as I thought they weren’t going to be big enough. That probably has something to do with the fact that my colleague didn’t tell me that they were for his mother and not for him. Oh well, I got there in the end.

FO: Fingerless Gloves in White
Yarn: Karisma Superwash, White
Needles: Double pointed needles, size 3
Pattern: Drops Number 98-8
Description: Easy to knit pattern that could be finished in half a day.