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« on: July 03, 2010 08:37:34 PM »

My first successful pair of mitts.  I have no circulation so my hands get very cold, and I need something I can type and mouse in at work.

I put a rolled up pillowcase inside to show the butterfly better

Because it's hard to take a picture of your own hand!

I used this free pattern: http://suzies-yarnie-stuff.blogspot.com/2009/09/suzies-butterfly-mitts-c.html

My only changes were to do one extra round of ribbing at the top for my long hands, and to do 13 sc in the thumbs instead of 12 - no matter how many times I tried, I couldn't make 12 look right without having a lumpy decrease.

The yarn is Simply Soft paints.  I started out trying with a black yarn, but I couldn't count the stitches in black on black and gave up.

I bought two skeins and worked on both mitts at once, doing a couple of rounds on one and then stitching.  It's the only way I could make them come out the same.

As far as wearbility goes, the butterfly stitch sort of makes a gather, so it pulls it tight where some gloves would have a button.  great design feature, it fits nicely when I move my hands.  I thought at first it would look better with the butterfly higher on the back of the hand, but it would act like a decrease on the broadest part of my hand so I guess not.

I want to try the same design with a sock yarn so it's less bulky, but obviously it will require altering the pattern to have more stitches per round.

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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2010 08:53:06 PM »

Those are great! Cheesy Adding that to my ever-growing list of projects I want to do.  Tongue

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010 11:08:25 AM »

They look pretty and comfy!
Great colours too.

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