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Fingerless Mitts for my Goddess

I thought I would try something new and do a review of a knitting pattern tonight. I knit these lovelies for the Goddess in about a day, on and off while playing with the kids, eating, and doing other daily bits. I’m a moderately skilled knitter, and I was able to push these out “quickly”.

I originally hunted down the pattern on my go to collection site, www.ravelry.com. The pattern I ended up choosing is from a blog called Notes from the Something. Over all, despite her claims to over explain and over complicate things, I found the pattern easy to follow. The few abbreviations she did not explain were easy enough to find in a quick google search. Unfortunately, the author did not include the heart cable pattern in hopes that you will buy it from a vendor on Ravelry for a donation towards Haiti (the pattern was written back in Jan of 2010). I’m not one to spend money on patterns when I get them online, so I just sort of fudged it and made the heart. I think it turned out okay. The Goddess certainly loves them.

I haven’t really thought out how I want this post to go, which is probably something I should have done BEFORE I started typing. So yeah, if you want the pattern, click on the link. PATTERN.

Difficulty of pattern: 2 needle clicks

You need to have some experience cabling and unless you want to buy the heart cable pattern, you need to have some imagination or do some rooting online to try to find a chart.

Finished product: 4 needle clicks

There’s no real sizing on this, it’s just a “this fits my 8 year old”. In the end, they’re a little big for the 6 year old Goddess, but she’s a kid. She’ll grow. They are rather pretty, and she loves how warm they are.

I think that’s about it. Hope you enjoy this. If you make them, I’m sure your kids will love them!

Om nom on, people!

EDIT FOR CASSIE:

I was asked how I fudged the heart chart. I actually zoomed in on the photo that was provided on the original site. I counted, figuring that the heart would start in the middle of the 14 stitches, and started the cabling at stitch 6. If the stitch slants to the right, hold the cable in the back. If the stitch slants to the left, hold the cable in the front. the pattern I ended up doing is below. I am changing it a little bit because you’ll notice in the pattern on site that there are 12 rows of heart cabling, and I have only 9 rows of cabling. So, I’m suggesting adding 2 rows of purl before starting the actual pattern.

row 1 & 2 p14

row 3 p5, slip 1 to cable in back, k1, p cabled stitch, slip 1 to cable in front, p1, k cabled stitch, p5

row 4 p4, slip 1 to cable in back, k1, p cabled stitch, p2, slip 1 to cable in front, p1, k cabled stitch, p4

row 5 p3, slip 1 to cable in back, k1, p cabled stitch, p4, slip 1 to cable in front, p1, k cabled stitch, p3

row 6 p2, slip 1 to cable in back, k1, p cabled stitch, p6, slip 1 to cable in front, p1, k cabled stitch, p2

row 7 p1, slip 1 to cable in back, k1, p cabled stitch, p8, slip 1 to cable in front, p1, k cabled stitch, p1

rows 8 & 9 p1, k1, p10, k1, p1

row 10 p1, slip 1 to cable in front, p1, k cabled stitch, p2, slip 1 to cable in back, k1, p cabled stitch, slip 1 to cable in front, p1, k cabled stitch, p2, slip 1 to cable in back, k1, p cabled stitch, p1

row 11 p2, slip 1 to cable front, p1, k cabled stitch, slip 1 to cable back, k1, p cabled sitch, p2, slip 1 to cable front, p1, k cabled stitch, slip 1 to cable back, k1, p cabled stitch, p2

row 12 p14