Pattern | Aiaya … Fingerless Mitts

May 12, 2012 § 4 Comments

Fingerless mitts/gloves are easily one of the quickest knitting projects to complete!

I recently went into Country Road, specifically to checkout their current stock of knitwear accessories.

I wanted some inspiration for a quick filler project (QF project). I’m on my cardigan binge at the moment and that takes alittle while to complete, so to keep me going I need these are smaller projects that are portable, and that I know I’ll complete without too much drama :)

I love orange, and this mini pair of fingerless mitts was just adorable!

I loved it so much, I thought I should make my own … I figure it’s autumn and getting cooler, highly portable and instantly gratifying (as it would take no time to whip up).

pattern | Aiya, knit in Jo Sharp Alapaca Silk Georgette yarn (Sport)

So ….. Tadah!! It’s all knit up and it was quicker than I initially anticipated and at this very second keeping my hands warm as I complete this blog entry :). My verion is slightly longer and covers the knuckles (I’m slightly Utilitarian like that – I think knitwear should keep on warm), but pattern can easily be modified with less textured rows for those who want a more mini, trendier fingerless mitten.

This is easily a beginners project, provided you have the following skills down pat. If you would like to knit this too download “Aiya” and knock yourself out!

Skills required:

– Knitting in the round

– Knowledge of knit (k), purl (p) & knit through back of stitch (ktb)

– Longtail Cast On, Backward loop Cast On & Binding off

Enjoy!

Baby Got Bootie

February 25, 2012 § 4 Comments

Five words, Baby Booties quick, easy and fun! YES!! All my favorite words … this had to be the perfect project for gifting a new born baby boy :)

These booties were fabulous! I knit them up in acouple of hours after watching the tutorial here.

I speak ziltch german, but was able to make out what was going on and what needed to be done … below is my interpretation of the knit portion of the pattern.

BYE-BYE BABY BOOTIE

Yarn | 1 Ball – Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (50gm) :: Col | Light Blue :: Dye Lot | 204

Needles | 3.25mm (US 3)

CO 30 sts

Row 1-34: K30

Row 35: BO 16 sts, P14

Row 36: K14

Row 37: P14

Row 38: K14

Row 39: P14

Row 40-41: Rep Rows 37 & 38

Row 42-45: Rep rows 36 & 39

For my new born booties: I repeated Rows 40 to 45, 6 times. Now just to seam.

The end result should be a piece of fabric that looks like an “L” shape. A portion of the fabric would be in garter stitch. The garment portion after the bound off section, will look like a combination of stocking sts and garter stitch. And that’s all the knitting! Now just to sew it up and embellish as you like. Watch the seaming bootie video (in german) to get an idea about you need to do to sew up the seams. ALL DONE!

Glossary | BO – Bind Off; CO – Cast Off; K – Knit; P – Purl; Rep – Repeat

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