Saturday, February 5, 2011

WIP I can blog about!

I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! Here's it's very warm for this time of the year and the sun is gorgeous. It feels so good!

I started the Douglas mittens yesterday morning. It took me all morning to figure out how to knit the cuff! I almost decided to knit a simple 2x2 rib but then, when I got to when the cuff is turned and give such a nice finish, I was glad I stuck to the pattern instructions!

Also, I found a brilliant method to do a provisional cast on on YouTube: take a look here! I'll use this technique from now on. It really helps since I tend to knit a bit tight and this one is a dark color on rather tiny needles (note to myself for second mitten: use 3.5mm to knit the cuff, then 3.25 to turn and join it and finally, 3.75 for the hand of the mitten)! Yes, you saw it, the resulting stitches do not need to be picked, they are already on a circular needle waiting to be knitted ;-)

Here's a sneak peek:


Enjoy the rest of the day!

8 comments:

mle said...

It's great to learn something new! thanks for the link to the provisional cast-on. That's something I'm not very confident about.
The colors for your mittens are pretty!

Celestial said...

Oh, that certainly is handy! And the project looks lovely so far.

Chantal Boucher said...

Intéressant...

Siga said...

These are going to be some very nice mitts. And thanks for the link to the provisional cast on!

Susan said...

I really don't like provisional cast on at all! Great picture by the way -

Knittymuggins said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to see them finished :) And thanks for sharing the pattern link. I will definitely have to make a note of those!

Kara said...

Ooh, pretty colors.

Lolita Blahnik said...

Douglas Mittens are lovely!!! the colours are beautiful too!!!!
Good weekend!!!