When I saw that photo in my last post, it hit home just how sad and tired my old fingerless mitts are. I made them from some truly ugly acrylic yarn (I got 2 skeins free at a garage sale) when Melanie Falick’s Weekend Knitting first came out, and have worn them like a second skin ever since. And acrylic? Not so much with the hard-wearing.
Since these are the fastest, easiest mitts ever, I pulled Weekend Knitting back out this weekend and, in between grading midterms (will it never end?), got started on a new pair.
Eventually, the knitting got done, though quite a few papers remain.
yarn: 1.5 balls Rowan Cotton Tape
needles: 6.5mm bamboo
(Are you knitting mitts too? Then join in the Fingerless Mitts for Fall knitalong. There’s a great list of free patterns on the sidebar.)
p.s. Why can’t I do a three-needle bind-off that disappears into garter stitch??