Saturday, December 29, 2007

Specifics

Ignore the fuzzy photos. Apparently, my camera can't handle to excitement of photographing people in what I knit for them. I'm going to give you the specifics on some of the projects. If you're on Ravelry, you can just look at my projects page. I think this is more fun.



Project: Trick's Mitts

Made for: Trick, Becky's boyfriend of forever/partner in sin

Why I selected this pattern: From prior posts, you can determine that I was going to knit Trick a very cute snake and mouse. Well.....I ran out of time for the felting process (It would have been wet in the gift wrap, never a good sign) Trick's a smoker, so he needed some fingerless gloves so that he would no longer freeze his fingers off. I looked through several books and my queue and found this pattern in a book I already owned (always a plus when knitting at the last minute). I also had some very guy friendly Noro I got at Woolgirl's sale a few months ago.

Pattern: Medallion Mitts by Michael de Vecchio. Found in the book, Knitting with Balls.

Needles: I used size 5 and they seemed a bit small but fit Trick perfectly. I would use a size six next time around. I used my addi lace and magic looped them. Loved it. Need to use that technique more often.

Yarn: Noro Kureyon. It took 1 ball plus 10 yards of another.

Mods: I made these a little bit longer than the pattern called for (hence needing extra yarn).

Notes: I love this pattern, it was a super quick knit and the cables kept it interesting. One that I would make again.

1 comment:

DoAn said...

Hi,

I saw you completed the Medallion Mitts and wondered if you might be ale to help me.

I am working on the Medallion Mitts from the "Knitting with Balls" book. I finished the first mitt and the cable pattern is all twisted around the entire length of the mitt. I am wondering if I am reading the chart correctly.

It shows in the book that the chart is read from right to left, but I noticed that the number of the rows alternate from the right side to the left side. Do I knit the row from right to left on each row? or do I knit right to left, then left to right, right to left, and so on?

Thanks,
Antony