Sunday, December 21, 2008

a quick FO

I started these mittens last week when my friend (the one I sent the Chicabean scarf to) mentioned she would like mittens to match. She is a knitter too but doesn't find as much time to knit, but she said if I could let her know what yarn I used and perhaps suggest a pattern, she'd try and knit herself a pair!

Well of course I couldn't let her do that when I already had a ball of yarn left over from knitting her scarf, so I searched Ravelry myself and saw this simple cable pattern.

These were a quick knit (I always love doing a simple cable pattern) and would have been quicker if I hadn't knit one cable less on the second mitt! I had to unwind it this afternoon cos it looked an inch shorter. They look the same now, so I'm sure she'll be pleased with them :-)

Specs: Basic Cabled Mittens (free Ravelry download)
Yarn : Black Horse Yarns, Fantasy - 100% acrylic
1 skein (I actually only used about half of the ball for the pair)
Needles: Size US 6 dpns

I love quick little projects, and am wondering what I can cast on next! Something small while I work on my bigger projects.


8 comments:

Ann said...

The mittens are so lovely & so thoughtful of you to knit them. It's great knitting for people who appreciates your knitting.

Charity said...

These are great mittens! Thanks for the pattern link, I'll have to try it out. :0)

Kelly said...

Lovely! They may be called basic but they look great! Your friend will be thrilled.

amanda said...

You are sweet Denise! This will be a really nice surprise for your friend!

kv said...

elegant! enjoy the holidays...

kim said...

I'm sure she will love them. The quick projects are the best lately... Have a Merry Christmas!

Judy said...

Thanks, and you have a Merry Christmas, too!

tiennie said...

Those are lovely!!