Pat's Knitting and Quilting
October 30 , 2007
At Dave's request, I made a pair of fingerless gloves WITH flaps....oh so practical! He has finger access if needed and the warmth of wooly mittens with an easy to use flap.
Check out the identical twins - I had to do some spit splicing, but it was worth it for the perfectly lined up colors. Do you think I took enough pictures? (she said facetiously)
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If I ever make glittens again, (I do not like making all those fingers, so this may be my one and only pair!) I will use this excellent picture tutorial on how to turn ANY pair of mittens into glittens! Kathy is a glitten expert who has knit 27 pair of these - much fancier than mine - look at the gorgeous gauntlet colorwork mittens at the bottom of the tutorial post!)
After these last 2 pair of manly mitts, I decided to make my last a girly pair for me....Here is a sneak preview of my new Kyla fingerless mittens (sidebar link to free PDF) - beautifully designed by Monika!
I had hoped this yarn would behave differently - I imagined subtle striping NOT big splotches !