Thursday, March 1, 2018

Meadow-Stripe Mittens

Phoebe had her mitts from last year, but now that she is so big, she is out of the stroller and down on the sidewalk needing to pick things up.  That is hard when you don't have your thumbs! So I made her some mittens. I figured if I could knit socks, I could surely do mittens. 



The pattern, World's Simplest Mittens, has the ribbed cuff being knitted with size 0 needles, which felt like knitting with flexible toothpicks.  And the resulting cuff is almost too tight to get over Phoebe's hands.  I think the idea is that mittens would fall off without a tight cuff, but since I put them on an I-cord, that's not an issue for Phoebe. So I'll remember that for next time.  I also found the decreases confusing at the top of the mittens, and the mittens don't lay flat the way I think they should. 


The yarn is called Meadow Stripes by Patons, and I adore the colors and how the mittens are fraternal, not identical, twins. 


Phoebe also adores her mittens and handily picks up any old thing she finds on the sidewalk; we've now had lessons in What Phoebe Can Pick Up (basically, sticks and pennies).


8 comments:

Lana said...

I love the colors!

(What is with toddlers thinking they should pick up cigarette butts?)

MamaMunchy said...

I love it. She looks so cute and practical. Win!

Jennifer Jo said...

Great last photo! (Mittens are nice, too!)

Christy said...

All of this makes me so happy. =)

Becky said...

Cute. All of it is horribly cute.

At least you didn't have to have the talk about what can go in her mouth. Mine had to taste everything.

e said...

The mittens are adorable, but not as adorable as the wearer! She's getting so big! Definitely not a baby anymore...

Sarah Barry said...

Her haircut is precious. And great work on the mittens!

BLD in MT said...

What a gem!

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