Knitting News and Mittens

 

I finished a pair of mittens for my husband a few days ago. I loved working with worsted weight and how speedy the knitting was for me. What a delight! These are based on the Bernie Mitts pattern - I changed the ribbing to a rolled knitted edge then a 1x1 instead of 2x2 and I did a simplified decrease at the top. I also did not do any color work on the thumbs because I was a lazy knitter.

I started a new sweater three times. The first time, the ribbing was loose, the second and third time I was casting on while the electricity was out for about an hour last night for no particular reason. I couldn't see (even with a flashlight) so my counting of cast on stitches was wrong. Once the electricity came back on in about an hour, I cast on successfully with smaller needles. Phew.

I have knit this sweater once before, I wear it all the time!


What are you working on this week?

Comments

  1. Those mittens turned out great! I love the olive green color in them. And your newest sweater should be gorgeous. What colors will be in the yoke? did you get enough snow?? LOL

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  2. Great mittens and your sweater yarn is lovely! I'm glad the third time was the charm!

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  3. I take it the mittens fit your husband after all. That is a good thing. It is too cold there for power to be out. Glad it came back on fairly quickly. That's sweater you wear all the time is gorgeous. I like the blue you are using. What other colors will be going into the yoke?

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  4. Presuming that they did fit your hubby, I did wonder if they were going to be a bonus pair for you. They are rather gorgeous.

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  5. The color combo on the mittens are a treat and that pullover is going to be fabulous! What colors are you using for the yoke?

    I'm currently working on a throw and some hat gifts.

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  6. Those Bernie Mitts are so cool! Love that sweater too! I reknit patterns I love all the time, its like returning to favorite memory, usually in different color.

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  7. Your mittens are adorable...
    ~Have a lovely day!

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  8. The Bernie mittens are awesome ! tHey work for me! I love the quiet thumb. You go on that sweater!!! I'm done with my square for the Pine Ridge folks and I'm diving into my cotton top

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  9. I LOVE your Bernie mittens! Love the color for the new sweater too, is that going to be the main color?

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  10. Love your hubby's new mittens. I'm sure he loves them too and will love them even MORE next week when winter rears its head again.

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  11. Those mittens are too cute! Well done! :)

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  12. I think you are a smart knitter for ditching the colorwork on the thumbs of the mittens. Call it a design feature. They are charming. I am working on a sweater and a pair of socks.

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  13. Nice work on the mittens! I was wondering what they's look like with different colors, so yours were an inspiration. Hopey your sweater is back on track.

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  14. I love your version of the Bernie Mitts! They are brilliant. I can't seem to make the very simplest of sweater/poncho right now. I have no idea what is wrong with my brain. Stay safe.

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  15. LOL, the Bernie mitts. I love this blue you're knitting with.

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