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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).  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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