Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Dashing mitts

Earlier this year, Carissa and I set up a crafting swap…my knitting for her needlepoint. We’re both tapped out on the hobbies and have an ever increasing selection of our own crafts displayed in our homes, so this was a great way to swap projects without having to invest in or learn a new craft.





I made up these Dashing hand warmers for her. Because this is a men’s pattern and the previous pair that I made for myself came out a little bit too big, I made a few adjustments to the pattern to size it down a bit.






Pattern: Dashing Mits (from Knitty.com)
Yarn: Berroco Pure Merino
Color: Pesto Genovese (perfect because Carissa is a foodie!)
Needles: Size 5 for a smaller gauge
Adjustments: Reduced thumb length to 6 rows and reduced thumb to knuckle length from 18 rows to 14 rows
Rav link: Dashing



13 comments:

  1. They are beautiful! I love the color. What a great idea to do a trade. I hope you show us what she made for you.

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  2. Your Dashings looks so soft and it's such a great color.

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  3. I love your Dashings! They look great. I also love your finds on etsy. And that room! That room looks like it belongs in a magazine.

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  4. Hi, found your blog through a blog through a blog kind of thing... you're blog name stuck out :)
    I'm mostly interested in your quilting work, and it's gorgeous! I'll pop back for updates now and then!
    Cheers,
    Christine

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  5. your dashings are stunning! absolutely love the first picture!
    i too hope we'll get to see the needlepoint you get in the trade.

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  6. Those are quite dashing indeed! They are on my "get knitting for the holidays, already!" list

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  7. carissa is one lucky gal...those are beautiful.

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  8. These are super cute! And what a fantastic idea about the craft swap. I'll have to try that with some of my friends.

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  9. yes, i AM a lucky gal! The needlepoint is in the works and now that my class is over, maybe there's a chance i'll get it done soon! thanks again for the mitts--i just love them!

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  10. So pretty - that's a great pattern.

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  11. I just drool everytime I see these types of gloves, but I don't knit!

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  12. Oooh, I would love to own a pair of those! Great color!

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  13. what a great idea to swap! (i know about being all tapped out on your hobby.) the mitts look wonderful.

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