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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Currently knitting...

The project that I'm currently working on is actually a repeat performance. I knit the "Give a Hoot" mitten pattern for my sister, a.k.a. tidyowl. Ravelers can find the pattern here. Here are my sister's mittens:


I hope she takes it as a compliment that I loved the mittens so much I had to make my own! So there is another pair currently on the needles.

The reasons I love this pattern so much:
  • It holds my attention
  • It lets me do cables without committing to a suicide sweater
  • It knits up quick. I finished an entire mitten on the morning of my sail from NL to PEI in July. This attracted a lot of attention from fellow knitters on board.
  • This one relates to #1. I just love knitting mittens. Just when you are getting sick of the cuff, bam, it's done. Then onto the thumb gusset. Before you know it, you're sliding those stitches onto a holder. Then, and this is the part I really like about this pattern, you are into the cabling. Where every stitch and row count. Really makes the body of the mitten fly by (normally, this would just be one long sleeve of knit stitches). Then decrease. Then you have a really cool, attractive, cozy mitten *with an owl on it*.


Tidyowl said...Best Blogger Tips

I can't wait to wear these, other mitts will be so ordinary now!

CrowNology said...Best Blogger Tips

I just started knitting. A beginner scarf of course. But as soon as I can I will be making these. I "collect" owls (as in: other people always buy them for me...)
Thanks for the link!

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