getting my money's worth
these green autumn (druid) mittens were started on the way up to pensacola for christmas.
i knit both the cuffs on 2.25 knitpicks harmony dpns. but the chart for the hand was not the best choice for vacation knitting...
last week i picked them up again. tried on a cuff, it fit me fine, but i knew they would be too tight for my daughter rebecca, who has very large hands and wrists.
rip rip, start over with 2.5. knit knit knit, hmm, the hand would still be too tight for rebecca.
rip rip, keep the cuff, but reknit the hand with 2.75s. purrfect width, but the hand is too short.
so i knit almost an extra repeat of the pattern, starting the decreases on the line that would be the extra row 69. i ended up with 11 sts before starting the saddle.
what a clever way to close up the saddle! that jared flood writes an excellent pattern.
for the thumb i only needed to add 2 extra rows before starting the decreases.
another present tucked away for christmas :-)
all that was left of 2 skeins of jamieson's spindrift was 14 inches!