Mitts for Mad May

I finished my fingerless mittens yesterday.  Super quick and fun knit!  The pattern is Chasing Circles.  The instructions say to use size 6 US / 4mm needles, but I used a size smaller so the mittens fit my small hands.

The yarn is Madelinetosh DK, color Lettuce Leaf.  I had it leftover form another project.  They only took 46g of yarn!  Can’t beat that!  I absolutely adore this color, but it’s been discontinued!  Can you believe it?  What a disappointment.  I have 3 skeins of sock weight waiting for me at my mom’s house in California which I bought from a couple of people destashing.  I’m so lucky to have found it!  It will become a sweater at some point.

I modified the pattern a little.  You can see on the outer edges of the mittens, just below the top ribbing, I decreased two stitches on the front and back of the hand.  This is where my little finger begins and my hand gets smaller.  I want a good fit! 🙂

Only 5 people on Ravelry, including me and the designer, have made these mittens.  I for one will recommend them to others. They would make quick nice gifts too!

3 thoughts on “Mitts for Mad May

  1. Tamara May 17, 2012 / 18:04

    Ooh, I like these mitts!

  2. Cybèle May 17, 2012 / 18:19

    Have you changed something in your settings? I can suddenly read your posts in Google Reader rather than having to go to the blog itself.
    Lovely mittens – and I don’t know about Holland, but it’s still cold enough in the UK to need them!

  3. underdutchskies May 17, 2012 / 19:41

    Yes, I changed the settings. I am trying to be more ‘reader friendly’ and hopefully get more people to actually read what I write. 🙂
    Thank you for clicking through to the blog all that time!

    It’s been so cold here too. Today was a little bit warmer, but not much. I keep hoping that this means we will have a real summer this year.

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