Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mitts for Kate [2010]

Dear Shayne,

This time last year, I posted some mitts I made as a birthday gift for my cousin-in-law, Kate. Kate really likes fingerless mitts, so I made her another pair this year. Maybe it will be an annual tradition! (If Kate is reading this, she just said "Yay!") (Kate really likes mitts.)

Sort of a vanilla pattern, but in a very soft Royan Cashsoft DK (colorway: 518 Thunder). It's a lovely blend of merino, microfiber, and cashmere. To spice it up a little, I sewed on six different thrifted black buttons with red floss:
Mitts for Kate

My friend Katie (Hi, Katie!) graciously agreed to be my hand model. It is waaaay easier to take photos of mitts on someone other than yourself, I gotta say:
Mitts for Kate

I gave them to Kate yesterday and she loves 'em, so I'd call these a success.



Shayne said...

Love them! The buttons with red thread are adorable!

emily b said...

These are awesome! I may have to try making some, since I just learned how to knit!

Allie said...

Pattern? I love the simplistic look of them!

kelly said...

Allie -- I just sort of made it up. It was knit in the round -- I think it was K4, P1 for the ribbing. Then just a slit for the thumb.

Sorry I can't be more specific. I was winging this one! :)