Thursday, 24 October 2013

Side to Side Mittens

Cute Knitted side to side mittens a little different from the ordinary. When I see something different I want to try it especially when I want to make a few of the same.  




They don't take too much yarn either so they are great for using up your little bits of stash.


Made in one piece and then folded, and sewn up the sides



The pattern comes in two sizes but by adjusting the yarn thickness and the needle size you can easily make them smaller or larger.  It takes me 2 hours to make a pair. 


25 grams DK yarn
 I don't know about you but when it comes to things that come in pairs I enjoy doing the first one but find the second one a bit of a drag and usually leave it to do later and sometimes that later just never seems to arrive.  Easy solution really just make them both together, it takes a bit longer but it's great to have both of them finished at once so it's worth that little bit of extra time.

55 grams Aran yarn
Things to note, nearly every row is different because there is a lot of  clever shaping going on, which means that there is a bit of concentration needed, also because of the shaping, adding other colours is difficult therefore it's a good pattern for variegated yarns.



This is a very clever pattern and it results in a rather lovely pair of mittens I think.

Find the pattern here

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my stash-busting is coming on a treat this month. remember this....



well this is what it's looking like now :)



36 comments:

  1. They look great Linda - clever pattern!
    I always try to make both parts of a pair on the same day - in case my tension changes :S
    Ali x

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    1. Yes I always have problems with my tension too Ali. :)

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  2. Great looking mittens - very nice. :)

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  3. I made my first pair of mittens last winter. They're nice & warm, but look a bit odd. I found making one was easy, but the second one just didn't work out as nicely! That's the worst part ... they have to match :] I love the look of these mittens you've made Linda, and when you have them spread open, they look like they'd be quite easy to knit. I'm going to check out your link. Thanks! Wendy x

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    1. I know what you mean Wendy, if I have to work a pair of anything they usually turn out odd haha. :)

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  4. The colourful wool is lovely. I think making both at the same time is a good as it will mean you do the shaping on the same rows. I sometimes knit sleeves like that.

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    1. That's interesting Una, I would never have thought to shape a sleeve that way. :)

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  5. Great idea! :-) They are beautiful and are a must-have to me! I can't wait to be home and start knitting some.

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  6. Those are knit-looking gloves. I haven't seen anything like them before. They look warm too! You are so good at this stashbusting stuff! Wish I was.

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    1. Hey Pammy Sue you do a great job I think, you turn out stuff like there's no tomorrow haha :)

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  7. Those are interesting. I've never seen any made like that. Looks much harder than the other way though. Looks like you've been very busy with all the pairs you've made. They look great! Great stash buster idea!

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    1. It's not harder really just needs a bit more concentration and all garter stitch, so easy I think. :)

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  8. Very cool way to make mittens. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  9. Lovely mittens,interesting idea!!
    Greetings...

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    1. Thanks for visiting ljubinka. :)

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  10. I love the pattern, very clever. Now you are suffering from second mitten syndrome, just like its family member second sock syndrome.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Yes you are quite right Meredith, I still have a lonely sock in my basket waiting for it's partner haha :)

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  11. Wow great looking mittens. I don't do a lot of knitting, but I'd have a go of them.
    Sally xxx

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    1. Yes give them a try Sally they are fun to make. :)

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  12. Wow, they are very clever mittens Linda, well done! I too have a problem when it comes to doing a second of anything - I wonder what causes that reaction with so many of us!
    Lovely weekend to you, hugs, Joy x

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    1. Thank you Joy, I don't know what it is but it looks like we are all the same.:)

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  13. What a clever design, thanks for sharing Linda. Now I must get on with my project, got a little disheartened with it because I have had to rip back twice so far hehe x

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    1. Good luck with your project Linda, lets hope it's third time lucky. :)

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  14. Hello Linda, WOW, some great looking mittens..Neat pattern.. Wish I knew how to knit. VBG Hugs Judy

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    1. Thank you Judy, yu will have to learn it's very easy honest ! :)

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  15. Lovely gloves. So colourful and cuddly. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such supportive comments over at Chalkys

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    1. Thank you Linda, it's always a pleasure to visit your blog. :)

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  16. Those mittens look great especially the bright variegated ones. I'm checking out the pattern now! X

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    1. Hi Maggie, yes do check them out, they are fun to do.:)

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  17. Cute. Even if concentrate, I can't knit. :) Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Thanks Tammy, that's a shame, but it easy once you get going. :)

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  18. I like these mittens very much! But, as Tammy, I don't knit :) But always wanted to make knitted socks and mittens ) Have a happy day, Linda!

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    1. Thank you Anna. I wish I could teach you...now there's an idea! :)

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