FO – Fingerless Mitts to the Rescue

Above are fingerless mitts that I finished last week.  I really love them!  Here are the specs:

Pattern:  Merletto Mitts by Javajem.
Yarn: Supreme Possum, 4ply, Red – super warm and super soft, merino wool, possum, silk
Needles:  size 2.5mm / US 1.5
Mods: used 1 size smaller needles (I have small hands); only 3 lace repeats before starting the thumb gusset; made the thumb 2 stitches bigger; made only 4 rows ribbing to end the top and thumb
Mods I wish I’d made:  used a smaller needle for all ribbing; decreased thumb stitches by 2 or 3, 2 rows before starting the ribbing.

I made these specifically because our office has been so cold this winter and no matter what I do, my hands never warm up.  They will be perfect for work!

2 thoughts on “FO – Fingerless Mitts to the Rescue

  1. lou February 9, 2010 / 19:52

    they look so warm..that possum stuff feels amazing. I couldn’t get my head around knitting with the by-product of a cull but then I read that most sheep wool is just that. Those mitts might have convinced me to buy some..they look famtastic

  2. lou February 9, 2010 / 19:56

    i mean fantastic.

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