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Topic: A month's worth of knitting **IMG Heavy** NOW WITH CONVET MITT PATTERN  (Read 2287 times)
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Dwyn
« on: December 01, 2007 09:51:26 PM »

Knitting is way too addicting o,o...to the point that I've actually written a pattern (scroll to bottom for info)

So we have pumpkins: http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTpumpkins.html which were tons of fun!  I mean, I can't believe how great they were, and they worked awesome for a centerpiece on my thanksgiving table ^___^



And, more or less a matching hat to the pumpkins and the first scarf I ever made (just a simple tube sewn and cinched):



A hat to match my SnB wavy gravy scarf and wrist warmers (hat pattern: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=197572.0)



A keyhole scarf  to match my mouse hat and lovely winter coat(scarf pattern:http://www.chicknits.com/kmascarf.shtml)


(alright...so this one doesn't really show off the scarf, but it's rather cute...)

And my convertible Mitten(s) (only one has been made) Tis the first pattern I've ever made, and I'm rather happy with it...it does have flaws which are noted (pattern here:http://tishknit.blogspot.com/2007/12/convert.html)



If anyone wants me to put the pattern directly here (I know some people have problems viewing blogspot blogs), just let me know!
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2007 10:47:14 PM »

cute cute cute! i love the dramatic display of your pumpkin  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2007 10:55:51 PM »

your pictures are wonderful. i just had to let you know. your knitting is pretty good too!
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Dwyn
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2007 11:29:30 PM »

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your pictures are wonderful. i just had to let you know. your knitting is pretty good too!
lol,I am normally adverse to having my picture taken (but love to direct photos), so this was purdy interesting  being in front of the lens...though I was told I was too pushy when it came to how I wanted to be posed ^^

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cute cute cute! i love the dramatic display of your pumpkin  Cheesy
Tis the best part of knitting!  Being super cheesy and fun with how you present them in images ^^
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2007 06:11:13 AM »

Beautiful as always, m'dear. I'm so proud of you!
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2007 08:11:01 AM »

You're cute. The projects are cute, especially the hat with the cat ears.

Also, may I have that pattern for your gloves, please? Thank you.
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2007 09:49:59 AM »

I lovelovelovelove the mouse hat!
The first shot of the pumpkin looks so triumphant.  Your photos made me laugh (in a good way- not in that OH MY GOD SOMEONE MADE THAT!!??!! way)
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2007 10:25:42 AM »

As requested: The pattern:

NOTE: I AM LEFT HANDED and knit as such, this pattern will work for right handers written as is, the only difference will be that when I say left thumb, it will be your right thumb, and when I say right thumb, it will be the left. (JUST MAKE SURE YOU MARK WHICH SIDE YOU WANT TO BE THE BACK OF THE MITTEN.  I USE NDL 1, apparently the pattern doesn't work quite so well if you start the opposite way)





**THIS PATTERN IS WORKED WITH TWO SETS OF CIRCULAR NEEDLES (2) US SIZE 6 CIRCULARS.**


**THIS PATTERN RUNS SMALL AND TIGHT, I SUGGEST ADDING EXTRA STITCHES OR USING LARGER NEEDLES (note, I've tried starting these with size 8s and they seem to be running loose, so I'd have to say a 7 is prolly the best bet!)**


- With larger needle and strand of each colour held together, cast on 16 sts in closed cast on, placing half of stitches on each needle

- Knit one round.

- K2, M1 (Bar increase), K to last 3 sts on 1st needle; M1, K2, Repeat for second needle (20 sts)

- Repeat until there are 32 sts (16 sts on each needle)

- K until the piece measures 2.75-3 inches from cast-on edge to bottom.


Flap for flip top*:

- BO 2, Knit to last 2, BO 2 On Ndl 1.

- K across Ndl 2

- Work three rows across Ndl 2 in a K1, P1 rib.

- P row

- K row

- BO the 16 stitches


Back to Mitten part (back to working in round):


- On Ndl 1, CO 2, P across sts, CO2

- Ndl 2: Cast on 16 sts

- Ndl 1: K until piece measures 4.5 inches from CO edge to bottom

- Ndl 2: work three 'rows' in K1, P1 Rib (K across 1st Ndl, then rib across 2nd, then K across 1st needle etc etc working in the round)

- LEFT THUMB hole:

- K across Ndl 1, K2, K5 with WASTE YARN (WY), slip WY stitches back onto the needle being pulled from, and K them with the working yarn. K to end of round

-RIGHT THUMB hole:


-K across Ndl 1, K 9 sts, then with WY K5, slip WY sts back onto the needle being pulled from and K them (again) with working yarn. K to end of round.

- Knit until piece measures 2-3 inches (WY to where hand meets wrist)

- Decrease row: *K6, K2tog* repeat to end of round (28 sts remain)

- Work in a K2, P2 rib in round for .5-1 inch.

- Now, work in straight (keeping ribbing pattern), leaving a 'gap' on the opposite side of thumb hole. (This can be edited out, but since I am having problems getting my swollen hands into the glove, I felt adding the little side slit makes it remotely easier...as well as stretching the mitten across a candy box)

- Bind off in a decrease bind off, following the rib pattern.


THUMB

- Pull out waste sts, placing live stitches on two needles. Pick up 4 stitches (two for each needle, one at beginning, one at end) to help decrease likely hood of gaping.

- Knit until desired length - 1/4 inch remains (Around 2.25-2.5 inches)

- k2tog around for 2 rounds

- cut yarn and place **loosely** through stitches.

- turn entire mitten inside out--for the thumb, put the string through the hole on the thumb top and pull, this will tighten that opening closed as well as pulling it inside out. make sure to make a tight knot at the thumb top to make sure it stays closed.

- Weave in all loose ends. If you find the mitten a smidge too tight, try stretching it around things. I found that a soda bottle worked great.



*I added an overlapping 'flap' to the convertible part of the mitten, specifically so it can be tucked inward to make it more snug and secure
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2007 12:18:01 PM »

Everything's really cute! Thanks for the patt too!
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2007 12:39:47 PM »

That mouse hat is way too cute!! Where did you get the pattern?!
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