I was dividing time between the mitt and working on my Noro top YS589 from the Hanami book. The Noro Hanami Top is at the point where it needs focus because I’m seaming and weaving in ends. The mitts are soothing stockinette stitch, so they are good TV knitting.
The mitts start at the cuff and work toward the fingers. The directions are to sew both hems down at the end, but I can’t leave well enough alone.
The bottom hem I closed by knitting the cast on edge together with an interior row. Simple stuff.
It was simple matter of whip stitching the cast off edge to the corresponding row on the inside.
I (gasp) did not swatch before I started the mitts. They are so small I could finished one by the time I worked a decent swatch!
I started on US6 needles, which is a recommended size for the Debbie Bliss Mia yarn I’m using. The fabric is nice at this gauge, but I could tell they were coming out a little big.
Since I wanted a more snug fit on the wrist and hand I dropped down to a US5 needle. That is the first, lower marker.
This pattern has three sizes. I’m making the smallest size and it’s a beautiful fit! I’m also pleased that the mitts are ambidextrous so I don’t have to worry about making two right mitts.