FO: Matchy Mis-match Fingerless Mitts

I had quite the weekend, finishing three projects. I don’t think I’ll be anywhere near that productive for the rest of the year, but it sure feels good now!

fingerless mitts
fingerless mitts

Quick Stats

Mitt Pattern:
none, but I can recommend Eunny’s endpaper mitts for a similar pattern.

Stranded Patterns:
Both stranded patterns are Faeroe patterns listed in Traditional Scandinavian Knitting (thanks for the book, E!). The diamond pattern is on p122, pattern e. I believe the circles are on p 115, pattern e.

Yarn:
Louet Gems Sport Weight Merino in Eggplant (#42) and Fern Green (#39). I bought the hank of eggplant at Uniquities in Vienna, VA; I bought the hank of fern green at Aylin’s Woolgatherer in Falls Church, VA (my two favorite LYSes). I can’t recommend this yarn enough! I used less than 50g of each color for the pair.

Needles:
Knit Picks nickel-plated fixed circulars, US2 (3mm).

Started-Finished:
29 Sept 2007 – 5 Jan 2008

new bag, new mitts
matchy matchy

While I was too silly to match the stranded pattern on the fingerless mitts, I have no problem coordinating them with my new Tom Bihn Cafe Bag (for the curious, it’s a size medium).

mismatch match
new bag

The mitts are still a bit damp, but the only problem is that the first one (the diamond one) I didn’t handle the long floats well across the edge seams (also where my magic loop looped). Next time I might add a contrast color stripe up the sides to help with this. I also intentionally paired little circles with large angular diamonds, so they perhaps don’t look quite as matched-but-not as they could.

However, the colors of the bag and the yarn? Perfect match.

14 Comments so far

  1. cosy on January 7th, 2008

    fabulous mitts! i love mis-matchy matched things.

  2. Carla on January 7th, 2008

    oooh, I likey the matchy matchy! Great color choice!

  3. gleek on January 7th, 2008

    very cute!

  4. Dawn on January 8th, 2008

    Look at you miss matchy, matchy. They look great and I happen to LOVE green and purple together.

  5. Charlie on January 8th, 2008

    Get you being so productive!

    I love those mitts, they are so striking.

    I think after Christmas I am having a bit of knitting burn-out! My speed has dropped dramatically!

  6. Laura on January 8th, 2008

    Very nice! The colors are beautiful. I find myself knitting socks to get back into knitting other than mittens. I am quite sick of mittens.

  7. Andrea on January 8th, 2008

    Cool! Knitting them inside out should also help with those floats.

  8. stacey on January 8th, 2008

    eh – matching is overrated…. :)

  9. Julie on January 9th, 2008

    I think this is brilliant, I love the idea. Plus, you didn’t get bored so much knitting the second one I’ll bet. Great idea Jess!

  10. Vera on January 9th, 2008

    Very cool. I like fraternal things.

  11. teresa on January 11th, 2008

    I love them, especially the different patterns. I found your blog from the Tom Bihn blog — I have a plum/olive Imago bag, and now I really want knitwear that matches it!

  12. soknitpicky on January 20th, 2008

    Hi! I really like your mitts! Thanks for visiting my blog and the good suggestion about grosgrain ribbon. I’m gonna give that a try but am so very lazy with *finishing* things since knitting them is so much more fun :-)

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