Ron's Finger Mitts

KenInMaine's picture

Just wanted to share my second pair of Finger Mitts. I made...

...these for my husband, Ron. After seeing mine he hinted around that he wouldn't mind having a pair as well. He chose the colors as well as the pattern on the back of the hand. That pattern is called Shetland Ladders which came from the Ultimate Mittens book.

The pattern on the palm of the hand is called Salt and Pepper. They were made on size 4 needles and the yarn used is Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool. It was very nice to work with and should hold up well.

Take care everyone!

Ken

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Crafty Andy's picture

They look fantastic

They look fantastic

colamanknits's picture

Oh, Ken. Those are gorgeous.

Oh, Ken. Those are gorgeous. I think I like these just as much, if not more, than the red ones. That is saying a lot since red is my favorite color. Great work. Your husband is a lucky man.

phew's picture

Just as wonderful as the

Just as wonderful as the first ones. I need to try (yeah, right) these things as my niece and her husband live in very cold weather in north east California where it snows a lot. They just started sustainable farming and these will come in handy.
Are you working on any of your wonderful animals? John

KenInMaine's picture

I'm working on something

I'm working on something right now, actually. Hansi Singh, who's patterns I love so much, has started designing again and released a new pattern recently. I started it the other night and it's going well so far. It's a Nautilus which, as with all her patterns, is made with great attention to detail. I'm working on constructing the 11 tentacles tonight. I'll post the finished creature when he's done!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That will be a photo worth

That will be a photo worth anticipating.

Thunderhorse54's picture

I too, have fallen in love

I too, have fallen in love with these and will look into getting the book when I visit our library. That's where my knitting group meets.

KenInMaine's picture

Great, they're very fun to

Great, they're very fun to make, knit up pretty quickly and really nice to wear!

JRob's picture

Ken, Great job. I absolutely

Ken, Great job. I absolutely love them and I noted the pattern in my projects to do this year. JRob

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Those are quite nice, as were

Those are quite nice, as were the first ones. I really like the look of the colorwork....while simple, it seems complex. Congratulations and I hope Ron enjoys them very much.

CLABBERS's picture

Okay, Ken. I am now

Okay, Ken. I am now officially jealous. They are beautifully done. What pattern do you use? It looks like something very far above my ability level, but I'd love to read the pattern anyway and use it as a long-term goal.
Mark

KenInMaine's picture

Hi Mark, No need to be

Hi Mark,
No need to be jealous, I am sure you could tackle these! These are from Robin Hansen's "Ultimate Mittens" book. The pattern is called "Eyunsstovn Slants Finger Mitts,"which included a diagonal slant pattern, however as I mentioned above, the pattern that I used on the back of the hand is called Shetland Ladders. It was a simple substitution to make. I'm not sure how much colorwork you've done, but you could make them much easier by doing them in a single color. This would allow you to work the thumb gore and separate finger without having to juggle two yarns. If you do decide to make them and need any assistance, please let me know, I'd be glad to help!
Ken

CLABBERS's picture

I just put the book on hold

I just put the book on hold at our library. I may take you up on your offer of help.
Mark