I have knitted fingerless mittens before but not proper mittens. So I was a little hesitant when Lynette asked for mittens. She has a pair of fingerless mittens but now she wants one to cover all her fingers & she was them in her favorite Harry Potter Slytherin colors.
So this means that I not only have to knit mittens but have to knit them in stripes - both techniques that I have not tried. I did not agree to it & spend a couple of weeks thinking about them & of course, searching through Ravelry for ideas. At last, I decided to take the plunge & using this pattern as a template, I cast on & did it !
The mittens turned out great but I had to rip it out twice - once as I did not do a good job of joining the 2 colors & the joins were a little lumpy & another time as the sizing was not right. I had to make some modifications to the pattern to get the sizing correct.
They fitted her perfectly & she loves the colors. Lynette found the yarn from my stash, in fact they are leftovers. The silver is Bendigo Luxury 8 ply (Ghost) & the green is Fleece Artist Trail Socks (I used 2 strands together). I knitted the mittens with 4.5 mm dpns.
Actually these mittens are quite easy to knit & also knits up really fast. The pattern is great as a guide but you will have to make adjustments for a better fit. Knitting in stripes in the round is a first time for me but I am glad I gave it a try. The join where the colors changes look great & it not really difficult to achieve that.
Now that I have overcame this, maybe I should try mittens with fingers or fair isle mittens ?????