Friday, January 31, 2014

completed: swedish fish mitts

They're done! They're done! They're done! And I loooove them! These are my fraternal twin swedish fish mitts (a SpillyJane pattern, she makes the cutest colorwork mitts!). As I mentioned before, I used Knit Picks Chroma Fingering yarn--which significantly reduced the number of ends I needed to weave in! I definitely have half a skein left, so I'm seriously considering casting on for a second pair! If I knit from the outside of the skein for the first mitt and then from the inside for the second, I may have a closer "twin" set the second time around. I'd also attempt adding a gusset to the pattern, as I've come to the conclusion that afterthought mitten thumbs just don't fit me very well. You can see the awkward pulling of the fabric around my thumb in the last photo.

This was a great way to end the month! This makes two projects that utilized yarn already in my stash, and two patterns already in my library. I was less success on not making new yarn purchases this month ... ahem... but making progress nonetheless!

Pattern: Swedish Fish by SpillyJane
Yarn: Knit Picks Chroma Fingering (natural and rainbow, I think ... lost the ball bands!)
Needles: Size 0
Mods: Did a tick seed pattern on the thumbs, instead of maintaining the fish pattern.







4 comments:

  1. Adorable!!!! Great job. I have too many color work patterns I want to work on. I guess I will just have to match yarn to project!

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  2. They are absolutely adorable! I love them :)

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  3. I love these so much. My sister in law just started knitting... When I saw your mitts in your WIP Wednesday post, I sucked her into making these with me once she's back in town again.

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  4. So cute and colorful - very nice!

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