Hello everybody! I’ve been feeling a little better lately. I’ve even begun to knit again. I’m trying to catch up on knitting obligations, but then – impulse strikes and out of the blue I knit myself fingerless mitts.
If you follow me on instagram you know I went to the beach a few days ago while my darling dog Leelee was in town. Although it was warm and sunny, the breeze made it cool enough for me to wish for a pair of mitts. I guess that’s what happened.
In a perfect world I want a really stellar photo. It’s raining today, I don’t have a car and to go to the nearest beach is a soggy proposition. I wanted a nice yachty, salty, beachy image. But I decided I wouldn’t let that stop me and I published Maritime Mitts to Ravelry anyway. Mitts Ahoy!
Another thought … my friend Janet and I were discussing KALs and how it would be nice to have a summer one and she mentioned mitts as a perfect project.
• quick to knit
• easy to carry along
• interesting to knit
• perfect for gift giving
• some folks even need them in the summer – I certainly do!
This is me last summer at Giant’s Stairs on Bailey Island. Shortly after this picture was taken I went in! One of the best swims I’ve ever had…but after leaving the water I needed mitts!
Maritime Mitts deets:
Finished Size About 7½ inches in circumference and 6¾ inches tall.
For larger or smaller mitts, change your needle size accordingly.
Yarn Quince & Co. Lark 100% Wool 134yds [123m/50g]; MC – Pea Coat (Navy), CC – Egret (White), 1 skein each. Requires around 109 yds [100m] MC and 55 yds [50m] CC.
Needles Double pointed needles; US 3 (3.25mm) for ribbing and stripes ,US 4 (3.5mm) for colorwork section. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Instructions are written for using dpns in the round, magic loop method is also fine if that is your preferred method for working in the round.