Friday, February 04, 2011

Last of the Christmas FOs

I can finally show you the Podster Mitts I made for my brother for Christmas. He carries around an mp3 player all the time, so I thought he'd appreciate the clever "ipod thumb" flaps.

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Pattern: Podster Gloves by Glenna C.

Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed DK

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Notes:

I wanted to make this man-sized and warm, so I used a DK yarn instead of fingering weight. Thing is, felted tweed isn't a true DK - I later learned that its recommended gauge is DK to allow for drapiness, etc. Nevermind. I actually like how the fabric turned out at this non-drapy gauge. My gauge was about the same as the pattern called for, but I increased the length as I was going. They seem to fit, since my brother's hands are narrow but long.

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The pattern is awesome, but quite fiddly. It has to be fiddly because flip mitts are constructed in a fiddly way no matter how you look at it. I definitely want a pair of these for myself, but it will be a while before I can face doing all those fingers again. (Thank goodness I didn't do the full glove option).

I finished these at the beginning of December but forgot to take photos before I sent them off, and it took a while to get photos of them, since people with lives understandably don't think blog photos are a top priority! Heh.

See more FOs at Tami's blog!

6 comments:

  1. The mittens look great! I love the color you used. I also love the little flap for the thumb. I always thought it was weird when the convertible mittens had a full thumb all the time.

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  2. Fabulous job. I love the colour. Hmmm, I could definitely use some Ipod thumb mitts (as is my queue isn't long enough)...

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  3. I've never really like Felted Tweed at it's recommended gauge. I'm always scared I'll wear holes in it.

    The mittens look great!

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  4. I was just talking to someone about the crazy-fiddliness of making gloves, so I'm tipping my hat to you (...I don't think I've ever used that phrase before!) for attempting it and making something so awesome-looking! I could definitely use a pair of these, I'm always toting an mp3 player around, too.

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  5. What a fabulous gift for your brother. Actually I'm impressed that you got photos back at all. He must really appreciate the gloves!

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