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Sw’Elegant!

…is live!

This is one of my favorite projects I’ve designed, I think because of the combination of practicality (very warm & wearable) and prettiness. I really love the picot hems — I think they give the mitten a more tailored/finished look.

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  • Maureen January 12, 2010, 10:12 am

    Oooh, I like that pattern! I made about 50 pairs of fingerless gloves this year for Xmas (ok, eight) and it was fun trying different motifs out. I always like diamonds, though!

    The picot edge is cute. I’ve never done one, is it difficult? 🙂

  • Maureen January 12, 2010, 10:12 am

    Oops, that was supposed to say “OK, 8” but it made the 8 into a smiley!

    • StephCat January 12, 2010, 10:27 am

      I think the picot edge at the cast on is pretty straightforward if you do a provisional cast on and then, when you fold for the hem, just k2tog one of each of the current live stitches and its corresponding prov cast on stitch. I’ve had rotten luck with casting on normally, knitting, folding for the hem, and trying to knit the live stitch to the cast on edge.

      My fave way to do a prov cast on uses a second circ; I’ve tried the crocheted chain thingy and hated it.

      For the hem near the fingers, you fold then sew through the live stitch and the purl bump that is the correct distance from the turning row for everything to lay flat. Pretty straightforward.

      ps fixed your eight!

  • cici January 12, 2010, 4:38 pm

    these are gorgeous. My sister is on a mitts craze lately. I think she will love these♥

  • Rosemary January 12, 2010, 7:42 pm

    Lovely lovely – delicate and beautiful!

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