Thursday, December 06, 2007

Quickly Now

Hi Knitters,
Oh I wish I could remember where I first saw these tiny mittens. Ugh. I simply can't find the link even after googling. Sorry about that. I somehow ended up looking at these a few days ago and I didn't print out the pattern. I just made mine up based on what I saw. There is a free pattern somewhere out there. Let me know if you know the link to this pattern. I made the three pairs above with sock yarn scraps. It always feels good to use up those little ends. I knitted on US size 1 dpns. The mittens are a little less than 2 inches in length.
These are pretty cute mittens. I will give them away, maybe for teacher gifts. I need to make a few more pairs. What a fun and sweet and quick project. Perfect for this time of year.
I also finished up the hourglass scarf from Lynne Barr's Knitting New Scarves and I love it. I have talked about the unusual techniques used throughout this book a couple of times and I have received some requests to do tutorials on these techniques. I have a better idea though. There is a knitalong for this book going on here. I have never joined a knitalong before but this one is tempting me. This is the place to go if you have questions or if you want to show off your finished scarf. Maybe if you request video or pictoral tutorials over at the knitalong Lynne Barr herself will oblige! You never know. There are a lot of finished scarves already posted so be sure to take a peek.
Koigu Kerstie is such a treat to knit, squishy, yummy yarn. I made a few modifications from the original pattern. I made mine a bit wider and I shortened the length between the hourglass shaping. I also made mine quite a bit longer than suggested. I think many of the scarf lengths in the book are on the shorter side. That's the good thing about making your own! You can make it however wide and long you'd like. This was a quick, quick, quick knit!
I started on the boa scarf from this same book where you knit through the middle of one piece, passing the stitches to the other side before knitting the rest of the piece. It is a pretty fun technique. You have to knit lots and lots of these X's and you string them along as you go. We'll see how far I get.
Knit on!
best, susie
Note: Thanks Diane (that was quick) for the pattern link for the mini-mittens. Now that I look, her mittens have a better thumb. Cute pattern!