Friday, October 26, 2012

Mittens, Mittens Everywhere...........

The red pair of mittens are now finished and I'm so pleased with them.  I just love working this rib.

But, on the second blue pair, I wanted to see what they'd look like if I reversed the colors somewhat.

The color that I knitted in the first pair, I purled in this blue mitten.  The purled stitches hide more in the background, while the knitted stitches come to the front.

I also removed the lime green and replaced it with red.  A corrugated rib is quite fun to knit and you can experiment with various colors and make each set unique.

Remember tho, this type of ribbing has very little stretch so I had to cast on extra stitches to compensate and then once the ribbing was completed, I decreased on the last row above it to accomodate what the pattern was calling for.


Caffeine Girl said...

Those mittens are just gorgeous. I love the ribbing and the cables. Do you need mittens in California?

Kathy at Knitting Off The Grid said...

Hi Deborah,
We live in the mountains at about 4,500 feet and we definitely have to cover our hands. We get high winds with our snow and ice and need all the protection that we can get - including scarves and hats. It's so nice that my knitting is a neccesity now!

Wonderful to hear from you!

Laura Lane said...

Those are so adorable. I misplaced your blog for awhile. I'm glad to be back.

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage