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« on: August 11, 2009 01:35:10 PM »

I made some convertable mittens out of Alpaca With A Twist Big Baby in gray and Cashmerino Aran in a cranberry red. They match my Fall cape and are incredibly soft.


« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009 02:33:05 PM »

Those are AWESOME!

Mind if I ask for the pattern? They are just so lovely.
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009 03:25:03 PM »

I make it up as I go along. I chain st until it is long enough to reach around the widest part of my hand. Snug, but not stretched is good. I single crochet one round for a sturdy edge. Then I chain 2 and double crochet for two rows, chain 2, skip two holes and double crochet, then continue around with double crochet and join in loop like I did for other rows. Add another row of dbl and then start single crochet in the round. The single crochet will draw it in as well as a lighter weight yarn in this case. If you use the same weight you may chose to decrease every so often. You can change colors as desired to add stripes. This is the basis of my standard wristwarmers, you can see here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=310937.msg3571011#msg3571011 or here in the HP HBP swap http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309315.msg3568598#msg3568598

To make them into mittens I started the fingertip part by double crochet 8-10 stitches in a slip knot. Then pull knot secure, closing hole, and join. Double crochet 2x in each hole for next round. Continue withdouble crochet until you have six rows, increasing as needed, then single crochet to stablize. Slip stitch to join fingertip section with wrist section.

To finish thumb, single crochet around opening as many rows as desired. I ran out of yarn or I might have concidered continueing just longer that my thumb and closing with a darning needle, possibly decreasing occasionally towards the tip.

I appoloize that this is not a pattern, but rather primitive instructions.

« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009 04:57:18 PM »

No need to apologize! Thank you for taking to write it out.

I'll definitely have to try to make these in preparation for winter.

Great work!

And thanks again!
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2009 08:05:51 AM »

those look great.  i need to try some this winter.  i was given a pair of convertible mittens for xmas a couple of years ago & they are the best.

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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2009 05:20:15 PM »

Those are so great. I love that type of mittens.

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