custom mittens

ChrisN15720's picture

this is the first pair of mittens i've made. i made these mittens for myself b/c i have REALLY long fingers and no mittens ever fit me. i had to alter the pattern a bit, but it didn't give me any problems. i'm looking forward to making another pair similar to these, it was loads of fun and kept me entertained for hours at a time.


Gaian's picture

Wow! Very nice, I am really

Wow! Very nice, I am really impressed at your craftmanship. I have not yet  attempted to make anything quite that  elaborate but it is on my list of things, techniques to try. My first pair of mittens, a couple of weeks ago, was not that fancy but worked out quite well and was well recieved by the friend I gave them too. Thanks for sharing that post.

Knipper's picture

They are magnificent!  I am

They are magnificent!  I am working on my first pair of fingerless gloves.  I like to keep my hands warm but have my fingers free for turning the pages of the NY Times.  When I am finished I will get them photographed to post.  I am using yarn that a friend of mine dyes and really love his color sensibility.  As for the gloves, I still need to get neater with picking up the joins around the fingers.  I can bury the holes with loose ends, but I want to get better at it.


ChrisN15720's picture

i hate making gloves for

i hate making gloves for that reason, fingers are so annoying. doing it well is a very hard skill to develop. i should look into making some fingerless gloves as well, being a pianist they might come in handy, especially since my hands are cold all the time. good luck to you with yours, i look forward to seeing the outcome.

Jack's picture

Beautiful mittens Chris! I

Beautiful mittens Chris! I hope you are musically inclined, because REALLY long fingers and musical talent are especially wonderful gifts when they occur together in the same person.

Billbear's picture

First pair?  WOW! Great

First pair?  WOW! Great job!

Chris, They are exquisite.

Chris, They are exquisite. What a wonderful job you did. You are a real craftsman.