Since the previous post lots of things have happened/been done. A hat and cowl sample have been knit for Joann Fabrics and Crafts. A scarf sample has been started for Joann Fabrics and Crafts in the worsted weight yarn and needles listed on the pattern. Since I was trying to complete it in time for the Open House last weekend and realized it was not going to happen, I found some bulky yarn and started a second sample with Lion Brand Hometown yarn. Neither of them got much further than twelve inches in length but were a good sample of using the same pattern and getting very different results...thus a very good selling point for knitting a gauge swatch! I delivered them for the Open House, still on the needles. I have not received any feedback either way but have now picked up the samples and will complete them once the Christmas Knitting is complete.
As far as the actual Christmas Knitting project, I have completed the Bartlettyarns pair of convertible mittens using Ramona Flowers Fingerless Gloves pattern as a starting place. These worked out somewhat better than the previous pattern, though the glove part is still humpy under the convertible mitten part which I created myself.
|Fingerless interior of Convertible Mittens|
|Back of Hand with Conversion Bag showing wrong side|
Once the original number of stitches were on the needle (I used the Magic Loop method of knitting these convertible mittens so I could knit them both at once!) I started knitting around. My plan was to knit the back of the hand stitches in stockinette stitch then knit the palm stitches with a little ribbing for three or four rows.
|Back of Completed Convertible Mitten...notice the garter stitch band and the stocking stitch tip!|
|Palm side of completed mittens with fingerless mitts covered by conversion bag.|
So---convertible mittens pair number one, DONE!