{Finished Object} Rainbow Mitts

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Pattern: A minor modification of Hedgerow Mitts

Yarn: Chroma (Fingering Weight) in Prism

Needles:  Size 2.25 mm double-point needles

Made for: Myself, I think

Notes: This is the final piece in the rainbow winter set that includes these mitts, a scarf, and a hat. The scarf, without a doubt, is my favorite of the three pieces. It’s what inspired the set. But, I always love knitting this mitt pattern. It fits the hand so well!

I wanted something more simple that would mimic the ribbed hat and let the scarf shine, so I eliminated the pattern stitch from this design and just did a basic ribbing. I dropped down a needle size from what I had used in the past and it resulted in an even better fit. It will also allow for the inevitable stretching out that happens as you wear them. I need to frequently wash my other pair to get them to fit snugly again.

It took two balls of Chroma to complete the entire set. I know the blue thumbs will drive some people crazy, but it made no sense to me to waste a third ball of the yarn to make them match the main part of the mitt. The strands of darker thread through the yellow of the palm will bug me more than the blue thumbs. I plan to make a pair of socks out of the third ball that I had purchased.

Now, to decide if I want to keep the set or sell it. I’ve had so many people asking me if it’s for sale…

Read my progress notes.


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