Not to be left out of the mitt giving fun…Megan needed a pair of her own (poor thing had only been asking for them for about a year, but I didn’t have the chance to get to them before now!) I made them on the sly, right in plain sight…when she’d ask what I was working on, I’d vaguely say, “oh, I have a class coming up…” 😉 So sneaky! I even measured her hand by quickly holding the knitting tool up to it while we were talking, & taking note of where on the tool I wanted the mitts to end on her wrist! I love doing sneaky surprises accomplished right out in the open…it makes the end result so much more fun, because then the whole thing turns into a little joke about how they didn’t know what was going on right in front of their nose. 🙂
Well, because this was a project on the sly…I realized I misjudged the width needed for the first panel. I was about 2 pegs short on the Knifty Knitter blue loom. I reeeeeeeaaaalllly didn’t want to go froggin’, so I did a little fix…
Megan is 11 years old, so the mitts needed to be narrower than a full round on the blue KK loom.
I used 18 pegs on the first, then realized I really needed 20, which is what the bottom swatch is.
Pattern: (for those interested) 😉
*Basic Chain Cast on (20 pegs) using 2 strands WW held as one.
*Rows 1-4: fine gauge (not e-wrap) garter stitch: knit one row, purl one row…repeat.
*Rows 5-28: basic fine gauge ribbing…K1, P1, K1, P1…repeat all pegs, all rows, keeping knits above knits, and purls above purls. *note: this number of rows may need to be adjusted for wrist/hand length!
*Rows 29-31: fine gauge garter stitch beginning with purl one row…
*Row 32: e-wrap knit all pegs
*Basic Bind off.
To fix my width error…I just knitted up another skinny panel of 3 pegs in the same pattern as above. (I used 3 pegs, rather than the 2 I was short to allow room for seaming.)
~Wah-lah!!! Equal sides! 🙂
*Final Step: Stitch sides together, leaving 4 rows open for the thumb holes.
Happy Friday! 😀