Sunday, January 04, 2009

Triple Cable Mitts

Design: Based on Delovely Mitts, see text for alterations.
Yarn: James Brett Marble Chunky, 100% acrylic
Needles: 4mm DPN

I made these mitts for my Dad for Christmas. In total, I made three pairs of similar sized mitts out of one 200g ball of yarn, and I still have some leftover - excellent value!

The yarn is 100% acrylic, but it is the nicest, softest acrylic I've ever used. It's very popular in my SnB group, as it's so nice to work with, easily available at the independent department store in town, and above all - it's cheap! £3.49 for a massive ball, which means that each of the pair of mitts I made cost less than a quid to make - you can't buy them for that!

I amended the pattern to make the mitts longer in the wrist(12 rows total) and in the hand (5 pattern rows) and also added some rib (2 rows) at the finger ends. The thumb had 5 knit rows and 2 of rib. Even so, they took less than two evenings to make, as they do knit quickly, especially once I got the hang of the cabling.

I knit three left mitts first, then went back and knit all the right mitts in order to save yarn and to make the colour variations as close as possible on each pair. I'm horribly pedantic at times...

1 comment:

MJ said...

Lovely job! I'm glad you enjoyed the pattern :)