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fingerless mitts

My finger tips get cold when the temps start to dip this time of year. Like Raynaud’s Syndrome. I have made a pair of fingerless mitts before with a chunkier yarn and bigger needles and a bit of cable design. I did them at a retreat I attended a few years ago. Made the matching hat that I really must redo as the top is dorky looking and the girls refuse to wear it ~ Apparently they are fearing a friend may see them or I may post a photo of them wearing it online. As if…I have never done that. Honest.

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Now I want to try something in a lighter weight. My hands can get cold and start to fall asleep and feel tingly even indoors when it is cooler out, although never at home since I can control the thermostat.

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I have had this pattern tucked away for a couple of years. I hesitated to knit these before simply because I was afraid of the chart. This is my first time knitting from a chart and turns out there is nothing to fear (with this pattern). Β They are turning out better than I’d expected…with my skill set. The pattern is all written without the use of a cable needle so if you are not comfortable or don’t even care to knit with a cable needle ~ you don’t have to.

My youngest daughter gave me an incredibly soft yarn as a Christmas gift a few year back and the plan has always been to knit this pattern with that yarn.* Unraveling has happened. I felt a change was needed in my needle size. I went from a 7 to a 5 and trying to figure out how many stitches to cast on so the fingerless mitts would fit me has been less than fun. I got it figured out. Glad for it. Well worth the time spent. I know when they are done I will be glad they are knit and fit exactly the way I want.

*the yarn is Simplicity by HiKoo. So very soft!

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