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Ravens in Snow Fingerless Mitts

My Ravens in Snow fingerless mitts are now up on Ravelry.

These mitts are, really, a total redesign.  I’ve used a different cuff, I’ve switched to my favored thumb gusset, and I modified the motif to work with the smaller ‘canvas’ of the back of the hand.

Although the full mitts — a design I still really like — were published in September 2011, the actual design was proposed and completed around a year earlier, in late 2010, making them really one of my earlier designs.  I was trying to work within the confines of traditional Nordic mitten construction, which, I learned, is not my favorite.  I like a round top to mitts, rather than the pointy top, for example.  And I like the type of thumb gusset (a little offset for comfort, forming a triangular wedge) I normally do, rather than the waste yarn thumb gusset.

I think (hope!) the fingerless version is a bit more refined, more elegant.  Comments?  Which do you prefer?

Oh, heck, I’ll bribe people to comment.  Comment which mitt you prefer & why, in this post, by midnight PST June 19th (that gives me time to pick a winner before heading off to TNNA), for a chance to win a copy of either the fingerless version or the full version of Ravens in Snow.

 

 

 

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