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Archive for April 14th, 2009

Lithuanian-Inspired Fingerless Gloves

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

I was the Blog Tour stop on April 4, for Donna Druchunas’ book Ethnic Knitting Exploration. I talked a bit about wanting to knit Lithuanian-inspired fingerless gloves. I made one so far, and this is how it looks right now:

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It has not been blocked yet. In fact, it is not all the way bound off (which is why you see that needle… it still has live stitches on it). I want to rip it back and re-knit the top ribbing on smaller needles. Not much,  just the top green/red/green stripes.

This was FUN! The good news for you? There is a free PDF for how to make these mitts, on Deb Robson’s blog “The Independent Stitch.” She was actually scheduled to be the stop on April 10. She continued the entry on April 11, which is where you can get the PDF.

This was much fun. I highly recommend the project. I did one mitt in less than a day, on worsted-weight yarn. Do consider giving this one a try.