Kaeling

My Painted Woolly Topper hat needed some matching mitts. And coincidentally, I was extremely curious about a new pattern from Ysolda (Kaerlig) which seemed like a perfect match. So I quickly gave in and bought Knitworthy 2.

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Yarn: Dublin Dye Swing Sock in Malice

It’s the unique construction of these mitts that really got me. They’re knit side to side on the hand, and it wasn’t something I could quickly figure out on my own. Knitting them I did have some worries about the hand size, but I think that’s because I should have cast on for the large instead of the medium. To compensate, I knit the hand section bigger, and as a result the thumb smaller. But since I thought the thumb was bigger than I usually like, I was happy with this change. I ended up with what is (for me) the perfectly sized snug thumb.

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I do love the palm and thumb gusset, it’s very comfortable.

It’s Monday, so another Knitworthy pattern is due in my inbox any minute now! Hopefully something pretty to cheer me up at the beginning of what looks like a windy and wet week.  and as I was writing a new Knitworthy pattern arrived! Saudade, it is indeed very pretty, and maybe someday I’ll conquer my fear of colourwork 🙂

Don’t forget the Knitting and Stitching Show starts this Thursday. I’ve been working away, getting everything sorted for what will hopefully be an amazing weekend. I hope to see you all there!

3 thoughts on “Kaeling

  1. Not only a cool construction, but it looks like it uses the stitches to make a mode comfortable fit. Ribbing where you need it snug, and garter where you need the stretch. Lovely!

    • Yes, except for the icord edging. I’d like that to be a bit stretchier. And I did modify them so the thumb is more snug than the pattern, but that’s easily done.

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