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Convertible Mittens (a.k.a. Glittens!)

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Pattern: Convertibles, Gloves, and Nordic Mitts
Yarn: Patons Classic Merino (worsted weight)
Needles: Crystal Palace Bamboo DPNs, size 5 and 7
Recipient: Clayton

Notes: All told, this is a great pattern. It's hard to find a convertible pattern for worsted weight yarn, and they're a lot quicker to knit than the typical sock-yarn pattern. The drawback is that for someone like me with small hands, the fingers are a bit thick and restrictive (when I make my own glittens, I plan to use the Broad Street pattern from Knitty). But for a guy, they seem ideal.

My two complaints with this pattern are minor and easily corrected. First, someone from Patons needs to learn to convert metric to US sizes for needles - size 5 seemed fine after a bit of experimentation. Second, the tips are too pointy. Next time, during the decrease portion, instead of (psso, k2tog) decrease rows alternated with knit rows, I'm going to try just k2tog at regular intervals every row. That should produce a rounder tip.

Also, the pattern calls for a velcro closure, and I prefered a button closure. I knit up a bit of i-Cord from a section of the yarn and attached it as a loop to the top, sewing a button to the cuff in the appropriate spot.

Posted by jess at November 21, 2004 11:16 AM
Comments

Well done! I like the color, and your modifications.

Posted by: Amy at November 22, 2004 11:03 AM

WOW! I'm very impressed! They look great, and so warm.

Posted by: michelle at November 24, 2004 1:14 PM