Ginger Made: Camp Out Mitts

Hi, guys!  I hope you’re well!  I’m really glad that you guys are interested in the stuff I’m giving away– I can’t wait to draw names!

OK, so I want to show you a couple of the Christmas gifts I made!  These are Camp Out Fingerless Mitts, and they’re super fun (and a free download, to boot!)!  I made this pair for my sister:

And this one for my brother’s girlfriend:

I used Noro Kureyon, and each pair takes just under one skein.  That makes for a pretty affordable gift!  This was the first time that I’ve used Noro, and I like the vibrant colors, although it’s a little stiffer and scratchier than the yarn I usually use.  It’s also a little uneven to knit with– it would suddenly get thicker or thinner, which was a little annoying.

These are really quick to knit– just a few hours for each mitt!  Construction is super simple– the top of the mitt is knit in garter stitch and seamed to form a tube (I used a provisional cast on so I could just use a three-needle bind-off to join the tube), then you pick up stitches for the stockinette lower portion.  Easy as pie! I used Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off for the first time, and I really liked it!

Is all this knitting talk boring you guys??  What are you up to these days?  Working on anything fun this weekend?

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  1. I’m not sick of your knitting posts! I love these fingerless gloves. Thanks for linking to the pattern. I got some yarn for Christmas that is similarly dyed and this pattern would be perfect for them!

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    • Ooh, nice! Make a pair! It’s so cheesy, but it was really fun to watch the yarn changing color as I knit along… it made it even more addictive than usual cause I just wanted to keep going until I could see the next color!

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  2. Awesome mitts. I must confess I like Noro yarns, especially because they are an uneven spin – I love the rustic look they render. If you are looking for a softer Noro, try “Cash Iroha”, it has silk and cashmere in the blend and therefore its a bit softer to the hands. Bring on the knitting posts!

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    • Ooh, that sounds yummy! You know, it didn’t bother me when I was knitting them, but I know that many people aren’t used to wearing 100% wool and find it pretty itchy, so I try to find really soft yarn when I’m giving gifts. The Cash Iroha may be just the ticket!

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