Reader GeniaKnitz asked in the comments:
Just learned about negative ease in socks at the Summit (No WONDER my socks are so slippy on my feet!), do you also put negative ease in mittens? And can anyone recommend a good basic mitten book for this mitten beginner?
You don’t want negative ease in mittens — at least I don’t. I think that mittens by their very nature are supposed to have a wee bit of positive ease. Since your fingers are basically going commando in there, you don’t want them smooshed too close together. Rather, let them have a bit of wiggle room.
As for the second question, can anyone recommend a good basic mitten book?
Speaking of Mittens
My mittens are done!
The pattern (which I am calling Winter Gauntlets) will be available for sale in my Ravelry store tomorrow.
I used The Loopy Ewe Solid Series in the Grape and Kiwi colorways — one skein of each. You do need more of the background color than the contrast color for this design because of the gauntlet cuff, but you can still easily make a pair of mittens with one skein of each color. I used a 2.75mm needle for a gauge of 9 stitches and 9 rows to 1 inch done in colorwork stockinette stitch.
Yikes — What Now?
I have finished my mittens and can’t start my Camp Loopy project until Monday — what do I do in the meantime?
The Loopy Ewe to the rescue!
I ordered this skein of Madelintosh Tosh DK (in the Grove colorway) to make another Super Slouch Hat.
A long-haired girl cannot have enough Super Slouch Hats. So say I.
Winner! Winner! Winner!
The winner of my review copy of Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi: More Than 40 Itty-Bitty Minis to Knit, Wear, and Give by Anna Hrachovec is Jen. Jen has been emailed and has responded.
Thank you to all of you who left a comment to enter the contest!
Lucy is overcome with excitement!