Sunday, 18 November 2012

Year of Projects Update 18th November

Another week, another finish! The idea of using up my stash seems to have led to lots of small, easily finished projects alongside my more longer term efforts. I blogged about these gloves on Thursday, picked up my needles to cast on the second mitt yesterday morning and an hour and a half later I had a pair! Not only another finish for the Year of Projects, but my first FO for the Show of Hands KAL.

Project: Kool Hands
Pattern: Easy half mitten by Michelle Porter
Yarn: Candy Skein Yummy Worsted in Blueberry Cheesecake
Needles: 5mm DPNs

I love this free mitt pattern. It's so easy to modify! This is the third pair I've made now, and all of them have been different. I didn't use up as much of my left over yarn as I'd hoped (I was being rather conservative, hence the very short cuffs) and have 15g of it still remaining! I can't think of anything to do with it now, so I'll just chuck it in the bag of very small leftovers and forget about it!

The pattern incorporated into the back of these mitts is taken from Koolhaas by Jared Flood. I knit the hat recently and had enough yarn left to make matching mitts. They work really well, although the fabric of these mitts is looser than my Free Rapunzel mitts, as the yarn is only worsted weight and I didn't adjust stitch counts or needle size! Still nice and warm though!


  1. I like the last photo, it shows of your hat and gloves well :) I like the wool the you have used too! Very blueberry!

  2. The fingerless gloves look great with the hat. Isn't Koolhaas a lovely pattern? I've made a couple and have a couple more planned ... someday, when I've caught up on everything else :)

  3. Oh, just the name of sounds great...blueberry cheesecake! Yum! They both turned out adorable! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Gorgeous! Such pretty colour and texture. I loved your poppy too.

  5. They look great - I'm tempted to copy that and make some to go with the Koolhaas I knit for cunning boyfriend!

  6. I am loving those fingerless gloves and the hat too. Wonderful work :)

  7. Boy you are fast, you talented Ms.! Love the set. Super awesome.

  8. I love the hat and mitts set, it looks great! I think I like the stitch pattern even more on the mitts than the hat.


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