Monday, November 12, 2007

Free to Good Home - Felted Mittens

After knitting my hat, I still had a couple skeins of Kureyon in color #95 leftover so I decided to knit a pair of mittens and I figured felted was the way to go. I'm not that fond of wearing Kureyon next to the skin, I find it too scratchy. So I though maybe I'd tolerate it better if it was felted.

Once I knitted the cuff on the first mitten, I realized that these would never really fit me if I went ahead and felted them. I went ahead anyway - I wanted to see how they turned out. I knit them using two strands of yarn and I was curious how they would felt. you can see them pre felting to the left.

They did come out okay - in my opinion they could use a couple more turns in the washing machine to get rid of the remaining stitch definition. But I did go ahead and stop since I'm not going to be wearing them anyway. As expected, the mittens turned out to be way to small for me.

So if you know someone you think these will fit; email me and I'll send them to you! the finished measurements are below. I want to get some more yarn to see about making a pair that will actually fit me.

Project Info
Project: Felted Mittens
Pattern: Fiber Trends - Snow Country Felt Mittens
Yarn: Noro Kureyon - color #95; 2 skeins plus leftovers from hat
Needles: addi TURBO - US# 11 (8 mm)
Pattern Size: Medium (Women's)
Pre-felting Measurements: 11" x 5"
Final Measurements: 8" x 3.5"
Notes: I knit these according to the instructions for the medium size - but they seem very small. I would knit these again. I like the patterns - it gives the mitten shape. The double strand created a very nice thick material. Next time I would use US 15's and knit a larger size. They were very quick to knit.


cpurl17 said...

Those are so cute!!! Hmmm I have small hands (the only part of my body that is still small, hehe)but I have no snow where i live!

Anonymous said...

Those are so pretty! Wouldn't fit my large hands, though :(

angelarae said...

Boy! Those look a lot different felted. Very pretty. Don't know if my kids could wear them or not. Maybe too big for Emma but I'm not sure.

Are they less scratch felted, by the way?


Zonda said...

Love them...but sigh, no snow here either LOL! (as you know! ;)

Hoping they find a good home!

May said...

They look adorable!!!

Mom said...

The mittens look really good! My hands are bigger than yours. I have a friend who is about 5'2" but I have no idea about her hands. If you don't find someone let me know and I'll check with her. Love the colors!!!

Suzan said...

I love the colors you used. My daughter would love these. If you have not found any one please let me know.