Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Knitamorphosis

Remember the blood bath? Well that turned into this...



and this...



which then then knitted up...



into these for my best friend's birthday present.



The pattern is a p/hop pattern, the popular Cranford Mitts by Jane Lithgow. They are a pleasure to knit, the lace pattern is easy to memorise and the increases for the thumb merge seamlessly into the design. I made a few small modifications, I knit the mitts all in one colour, used a 2mm needle for the garter stitch around the fingers and knit a couple of extra rounds for the thumbs.

I'm currently working on a pair for myself, more on that later, but these were given the thumbs up by Louise who refused to take them off in the pub. Cheers. Happy birthday Lou and Happy Birthday p/hop.



PS The yarn is 4ply Bluefaced Leicester, I used about 36grams for the mittens.

2 comments:

claire montgomerie said...

beautiful!!! so glad the bloodbath turned into something much less gruesome!

Deb said...

Love the mitts and the color! But then I started eying the lager/beer.