Friday, 30 December 2011

FO: Oak Grove Fingerless Mitts


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Pattern: Oak Grove

Yarn: Becoming Art Cielo Sport

Needles: 3.25 mm dpns (US 3)

Mods: None.

Notes: these are such pretty mitts, the oak leaf design is really exceptional, and the technique gives it a raised look. My only wish is that I had reduced the stitches around the wrist- I have scrawny little bird wrists (5.5" circumference) , and there is a bit more room in them than I typically need. It would have been easy, too- just decreased about 6 stitches shortly after the ribbing from the stockinette portion, and added them back in when approaching the thumb hole round. But how can you argue with the results?

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These photos were taken shortly after Christmas at my parent's home, where the local temperatures were -17 C without the wind chill. Going coat-less meant the photos had to be done in 2 mins or less!

15 comments:

Tanis said...

Did you cut your hair? Or are those just layers hitting your shoulders in the second pic? Your mitts look gorgeous! Perfect colour for that pattern.

ifandany said...

gorgeous mitts! you're right, that leaf is exceptional!

-17 sounds cooooollllldddd. brrrr. keep warm!

Gynx said...

These are so amazing! I'm adding that pattern to my queue.

Patchie said...

Oh, these are next on my queue to CO!

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

Cute mitts but even cuter baby belly!

Erin Kate said...

Wow they look lovely & warm!

kingshearte said...

You are such a brave soul. I have a cowl that really needs to be photographed coatless, but temperatures like those are really not inspiring me to go do it.

smunch said...

Those look great!

the greenhorn knitter said...

I really love these mitts. The cable design is perfectly done. Nice job! I definitely want to try these!

knitalatte said...

Your mitts are just gorgeous. Great texture and stitch definition and I love the color.

Maryse said...

These little mittens are very cute! What a nice little baby belly ;-)

French Press Knits said...

Love seeing the bump!

Evelyn said...

Lovely mitts! I'm a huge fan of leaf motifs and this one is no exception. And the baby bump is gorgeous.

CanarySanctuary said...

Fantastic pics! I love the colourway you chose for the mitts.

Naycha said...

Look at that adorable baby bump!!! Cute mitts too!