Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Patty's Reading Mitts

At the beginning of the month, I wanted to whip up a nice little thank you gift for a teacher I had been working with. I decided on a pair of fingerless mitts in an intense blue shade. I kind of underestimated the time I would need to make these, and waited until the last minute (meaning: I started Thursday and Friday was my last day working with her). Despite the last minute, these are a pretty quick project, maybe an estimated time of around 6 hours or so. 

Now, don't think I've started timing myself or anything. I gauge time by how many movies I have to sit through! I knit these during The Pianist and The Godfather (both lengthy movies but two of my favorites). 

I went with the smaller size of these (42 stitch cast on) because I wanted them to be snug. I also used a worsted weight yarn instead of DK. This is Ohio, after all. You want warm hands, not just kind of warm hands. I thought that the seaming of the cuff and top would be time consuming and kind of fiddly, but they went together quickly and easily. 

Overall, a fun and quick project. Perfect for last minute gifting. I was aiming to gift them on Friday but didn't make my cut off. They were a bit late.

Now I keep asking myself why I still haven't knit a pair of fingerless mitts for myself!

Pattern: Susie's Reading Mitts by Janelle Masters
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in Azul Bolita
Needles: #5 double points
Began: March 3
Completed: March 6


  1. beautiful color, and i love the picot edges on these. i made them for my SIL once, but want a pair for myself!

  2. So pretty! I just made a pair with Tosh Vintage. nice little pattern!

  3. Beautiful color and pattern! Only 6 hours? You're amazing! :D

  4. They look so nice, Andrea!

  5. Lovely mitts! I'm sure she appreciated them. And of course, they're Malabrigo.

  6. These are lovely! I've always wanted to knit them! They are so pretty!

  7. Beautiful color! Such a special gift.

  8. so gorgeous - i love that blue, it takes one's breath away.

  9. You're a fast knitter! These are adorable. Thanks for the link to the pattern.


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