Sunday, October 14, 2007

Composed Mitts

Finished Composed Mitts

I just finished the Composed Mitts from Fall 2007 Interweave Knits Magazine. They are made out of Blue Sky Sport Weight Alpaca except for two of the colors that I needed which I found in my stash. They were fun and challenging. If you are up to a little fairisle, then they make a relatively quick project. I recommend using two circular needles rather than double points. Saves on time and creates a smoother fabric. If you haven't tried the 2 needle technique then give it a go. I started them on Oct 6th and finished them watching Thursday night TV on the 11th. I had some intense knitting hours to work on them otherwise they would have taken me a little longer.

The pattern is well written and the graph is great. I ended up duplicate stitching the red berries on the green vine. I didn't like the idea of carrying 3 colors at once. I like how the red and orange stand out and the bobbles on the cuff give the mitts a feminine look.

You may catch me walking around town with my cute new mitts. Alpaca is so warm and cozy. I wear them to work on the computer before the heat has kicked in. Seattle is the perfect place for fingerless mitts.

Come on into the shop and check out the Fall 2007 Interweave Knits Magazine. If the fairisle intimidates you, look into taking a class or ask the knitting experts ways to adapt the pattern. I think that these mitts would look great in stripes too.

Composed Mitts

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At 1:05 AM, Blogger dinahsaurus said...

Emily, those are incredibly beautiful! I would not be surprised if you inspire people around town to learn to knit because of those gloves!

At 8:48 AM, Blogger manic hispanic said...

they are even nicer in person!
Why is our Knitting Em so good at everything she does? I think I might have to steal her hands.

At 7:59 PM, Blogger KnittingEm said...

Why thank you? My hands are blushing and running from Shanny.


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