Monday, 27 December 2010

Modification Monday: Mittens



Original  Pattern: #18 Mittens

Knitter Extraordinaire: Caarin (Rav ID, adorable doggie blog)

Mods: Resized for a toddler's little hands, and modified the cuff to garter stitch. Project page with details can be found here.

What Makes This Awesome: Oh my goodness, the colours. I love how Caarin matched the mittens with the contrasting mitt and cuff for each one, and the little splash of red is perfect. She didn't use the standard ribbing for the cuff that we all know and love, and instead used garter stitch, which seems so simple, but wow- big impact. And I bet they are super warm- garter stitch is so nice and thick, just perfect for keeping little wrists warm. Love these!



7 comments:

fridica said...

I love swapping colours on mitten cuffs - it's so much fun! :)

del said...

Those colors are awesome. And garter stitch has rarely looked so good as it looks here.

Claire said...

Oh I love this pattern and your choice of colors!

Jacey said...

They are so simple, but so darling.

French Press Knits said...

Great find- I am in love with these little mitts.

Pam said...

Absolutely perfect! I am a great believer in color swapping for mittens and sometimes socks. Why not?

ifandany said...

you're right! the colors in these are the best!