Mitts for a Swap

mitts for a swap

Every year I participate in a secret snowflake swap on one of the many crafty messageboards I frequent. This year I decided to knit up a quick pair of fingerless mitts for my swap partner (amongst other gifts). I loved this pattern!

mitts for a swap

Pattern: Axel Mitts by Blue Garter
Yarn: 1 skein of Storm Moon Knits Celestial Bulky (100% merino) in Goblin Battle colorway
Needles: Size 7 bamboo DPNs

mitts for a swap

Size: one size
Started: November 15, 2008
Finished: November 16, 2008
Modifications: None at all!

Final Verdict: This was an extremely quick knit, and it was a nice change of pace to use DPNs again (although I think I’d fare better with metal ones, the wood slows me down). These mitts are nice because the top can flip back for typing or knitting or banjo picking or whatever, and then when you go outside, you flip them down and they cover your entire hand down to the fingertips.

This yarn is wonderful to work with, very warm and squishy and the colorway is nice. These pictures don’t do justice to the subtle violets and blues. It also had a striping effect that I didn’t expect. If anyone is looking for a quick knit for a holiday gift, I recommend this pattern!

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  1. says

    I love the mittens. I wish I could make something other than a straight scarf. I know the metal needles are faster, but I LOVE the feel of bamboo for some reason. Since I started knitting I started using bamboo and now I want bamboo material everywhere in my home.

    Which crafty forums do you visit? I’m having no luck finding active ones besides craftster.

  2. says

    LOOOVE those mitts! I do have a question though, since you’ve already made them. I looked over the pattern and got a little confused, after you do the ribbing for 10 rounds it says to CO 1 in the next round. how did you CO the 1 st? I would think to just Make 1, but I don’t know if there is a difference. Thanks! Oh and the colors are great :)

  3. says

    Oh, those mittens are splendid. I’m always wanted a pair like that. For some reason, I can never find them in stores though. Boo.