So, remember that weird pattern that was beginning to emerge after the cuff ribbing last week?
It isn’t so weird anymore!
In fact, it is lovely!
The main body of this fingerless mitten is a simple four row repeat pattern. All of the cabling takes place in row 2. The cabling was easy to do – my only temporary catch came at the end of Row 2 / beginning of Row 3. The last stitch in row 2 is a yarn over (YO). The first stitch in Row 3 is a Purl (P). Ut oh. I brought the yarn over but didn’t come up with an extra stitch like I should for a yarn over. Then I remembered that for a YO with a purl as the next stitch, the yarn should actually be in back (as if you were going to knit, not purl, the next stitch). Success!
The pattern knits up quickly and is very portable. I was able to work on this in the car (only when my husband was driving – promise!), waiting at the school bus stop and, of course, while watching TV at night.
I’m now ready to create the thumb. I’ve never made mittens before – that was one of the reasons that I picked this project – so we’ll see how the thumb making goes – I’m excited to try it!
Any tips for creating the thumb are very welcome.