Monday, January 2, 2012

Experimenting with color... Knitting...

OK... so I know I'm suppose to be organizing my office, but I thought I would share with you my latest knitting project...  I am still struggling with color changes, and thought practicing on some mittens for my kids would be a good way to try out a few techniques... 
I came across this cross stitch pattern and thought... hmm... could this translate easily to knitting?  I didn't see why not so I gave it a try...

It worked great!  And because the boxes of the pattern were roughly the same size as the knit stitches...
 I did not have to alter the pattern at all...
I found this free pattern on line for a basic mitten. To make them fingerless I stopped at the first [body]decrease round(3rd page half way down) and did a 2 by 2 rib for 6 rounds... then bind off... For the thumb (after I slipped my stitches back on to the needles) I picked up 3 stitches... K1 round ... then did a 2 by 2 rib for 6 rounds...

For my daughter I thought I would practice fair isle color change...  They turn out cute too!
Well... I am still not a pro, but I do have a better understanding of color changes... my knitting is still a little tight at the switches... but I guess i still need  more practice... If I come across a secret trick to make the changes smoother... You'll be the first to know... or better yet, if you have any advise I'd be grateful!  Happy Knitting!


  1. Oh my, oh my! I need some skull fingerless gloves in shades of purple!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

  2. Wow, so cute! Your kids will love these!

  3. These re wonderful, Jen! And here I was impressed with my fingerless gloves I made by felting an old sweater!

    It was great seeing you and Violet the other day: if you all make it up this far, I'd love act as tour guide!

    Love you,


  4. Thanks guys they... love them!