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Veyla Mitts for Connie (Spiders Mitt Swap)

Veyla Mitts for Connie

Pattern: Veyla by Ysolda Teague [Ravelry]
Yarn: Louet Gems Fingering Weight (2 skeins) [Ravelry]
Needles: US 2 circular (magic loop)
Recipient: Connie!

Notes: Good luck defined: drawing a recipient in a knitwear swap who not only has fine taste and is a talented knitter and designer, but whose hands are preeeetty much the same size as your own. These are for the lovely and fortuitously small-handed Connie Chang Chinchio, my partner in the annual Spiders swap, which this year was for handwear. Connie couldn't make it to the swap this year :( so she couldn't model them, but these are on their way to her now.

I hadn't seen Veyla before, but came across it in Connie's "favorites" on Ravelry. It's a novel little pattern, with the cuff made separately and the glove picked up from the side of the lace panel. The Louet I have less love for - there were quite a few knots and even weak spots in the yarn, boo. That made for a ton of ends to weave in: shame on you, Louet! In any case, the result is delicate and ladylike, and nicely fitted - right up Connie's alley (if her designs are any indication). Connie, I hope you enjoy them!

Veyla Mitts for Connie - Close

And ps - here are the awesome mitts I received from Lisa. The yarn is SQUISHY and amazing. Thanks, Ms. D!

pps - there were SO many inspiring, lovely mitts at hand for the swap! Hard to pick a favorite, but I'm definitely adding these Fiddlehead Mittens that Maya made for Katy to the queue. I adore the b/w outer and brightly colored lining!

Posted by jess at March 21, 2010 4:18 PM | TrackBack
Comments

I love these! So simple but with enough flair to make them not boring! Love them love them love them!

Posted by: The Loft at March 21, 2010 6:05 PM

They're gorgeous! I love the color.

Posted by: Mildawg at March 21, 2010 6:54 PM

Veyla fingerless mitts are absolutely adorable and I'm not surprised they were in Connie's queue. They are just her style! Very pretty! Good work!

Posted by: Maryse at March 21, 2010 7:34 PM

Oh I love them! I love fingerless mitts that go higher on your arm. That lacy pattern is so pretty. Perfect for a cropped jacket! Great job.

Posted by: Allyson at March 22, 2010 11:06 AM

beautiful. love your color choice!

Posted by: Rachel at March 22, 2010 4:11 PM

These are gorgeous and knit so beautifully, Jess! I can't wait to get them. And it's so funny that you noted that we have similarily sized hands because Lisa asked me to try on the mitts she made for you one Friday. I was convinced she was my swap mate :)

Posted by: connie at March 22, 2010 5:31 PM

So pretty!

Posted by: Rachel at March 22, 2010 8:25 PM

These are so beautiful! So delicate and pretty.

Posted by: grumperina at March 23, 2010 9:35 AM

Could I have the pattern for these lovely mitts?

Posted by: Maggie at March 29, 2010 5:08 PM

Those are some of the sweetest mitts I've ever seen! My gosh. I'm totally adding that to my (billion paged) queue! :)

Posted by: Faith at March 30, 2010 10:25 AM

i just love these, jess! they are so pretty!

Posted by: gleek at April 1, 2010 7:04 PM

Great idea to have a lace edging, very beautiful! The blue ones you received are delicious, too.

Posted by: knittingoutloud at April 4, 2010 8:41 AM

Those are so great they should have their own ETSY store :)

Posted by: Patty at April 8, 2010 1:00 PM

I love those fingerless mittens,they're such a pretty pattern.

Posted by: Valerie at April 8, 2010 3:20 PM

wow, these are great - beautiful work. I really love the color, and the detailing around the knuckle. very pretty.

Posted by: shirin at April 11, 2010 5:07 PM

wow..It's pretty cool..Where can I buy one like that? that is really cute :)

Posted by: Amy at June 9, 2010 2:03 AM

I love those fingerless mittens,they're such a pretty pattern. I can't wait to get them.I really love the color, and the detailing around the knuckle. very pretty.

Posted by: Carrie at June 24, 2010 5:26 AM

Hahahaha, I'm totally adding that to my (billion paged) queue! :)

Posted by: Becky at September 21, 2010 5:53 PM

I really love the color, and the detailing around the knuckle. very pretty.

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