I finished my fingerless mitts, and just in time … because I’m freezing.
Camp Out Fingerless Mitts by tante ehm. Used Malabrigo that I rescued from being previously frogged. I have no idea the colorway, the ball band was long gone.
I did a three needle bind off at the garter stitch. I figure grafting would achieve a more seamless look, but I like the three needle bind off, and since these were for me, I don’t mind the seam. It’s still fairly unobtrusive even with the three needle bind off.
When you cast on the stitches for the thumb, I did the backward loop cast on.
I did this using the magic loop method. It was only the second time using the magic loop for me, and I am a tight knitter anyway. It took a lot of conscious effort for me to not knit so tightly. However, by the end of the mittens I had mastered and grown to love magic loop, and I may never go back!
My mitts are rather snug, and perhaps I should have went up a needle size. But, I don’t mind them snug. If I were doing them again for someone else, I probably would check a gauge swatch, and be more cautious of sizing.
All in all, I loved this knit. It was a fun, quick knit. The mitts are perfect for what I needed them for!