I discovered two things this week.
First – I LOVE Misti Alpaca Chunky yarn. It is soft – it is warm – and it is really so pretty knit up.
Second – I have to have a pair of Bella Mittens for myself.
Lets start with a very cute picture of Jesse.
Who is modeling my finished pair of Bella Mittens.
This is a long mitten . . .
which decreases 10 stitches in circumference from the opening to the wrist so it is fitted to the arm.
The pattern on top is an easy C6F C6B every 8 rows with a purl stitch running along each side.
The underarm side is a k1 p1 rib along the arm and a stockinette palm.
This pattern is free on Ravelry (you can find it here) and is understandably very popular. It is simple and – when knit in the Misti Alpaca yarn – instantly warm and soft.
Love this combination.
On the negative, this pattern is not designed for a large hand. It fits my boys and me and is really a women’s small – though I think it would fit a women’s medium but it will be a snug fit. If making it to fit a larger hand, then adjustments have to be made to the front and back of the pattern to give it some extra width. A lot of folks also found the cuff to be too long and started knitting the pattern on row 16 to shorten the cuff length.
Finally, for anyone who wanted to know how the Toothless Hat ended up, here it is – finally finished.
Sis, the box for Emmet should go out this week. I hope it fits him.
That’s all for this week’s project report. Next week is scrap week!! That means I am going to sit down with the odds and ends I have left over in yarn from other projects, separate them by weight and try to get some scrap yarn projects started. We need afghans and blankets so that is my first thought – though it is always good to have a fish hat or two lying around for birthday presents – or my boys. I ordered some new 40″ circular needles from Jimmy Beans this week just to knit blankets so I hope they get here soon. Waste not, want not, as Gram always said.
Onward and Upward – as I always say.