Saturday, August 4, 2012

Beaded Mitts

I really can't resist test knits . . . . and when I saw the lovely request to knit some beaded fingerless gloves designed by Stephannie Tallent on Ravelry, I had to try them out.  So, what do you think?

These were a quick and easy knit that used hardly any yarn at all - fabulous. I really enjoy knitting with beads, I love the weight that they give to a garment and the fact that on the inside you still have the softness of the yarn against your skin.

So, less than 1 ball of yarn - just 35gms used so these would be perfect for that special skein that you have tucked away. I used silver lined beads - I love the sparkle - in pale pink, fresh green and brown to get that contrast.

My tension was slightly out - I was spot on for stitches (28sts = 4”), but used more rows (50 rather than 40 - I may need to recount), but the fit is perfect - I probably had to knit a few more rows, but I would rather do that and know that the circumference fits well.

This was my first time knitting a picot edge - it was a little fiddly, but boy, the results are fantastic. I will certainly be using it on some socks!!

1 comment :

  1. These fingerless gloves are the cutest I've ever seen. Love the beading.


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