It felt so good to pick up the needles again and finish the pillow for my sister that I decided to immediately embark upon another project. Last year I made a couple sets of fingerless mittens – one for Nikki’s little boy Elijah and another for Gwendolyn. It was my first project in-the-round and I was thrilled to have completed it; the pattern was a pretty easy knit once I got the hang of handling the small, double-pointed needles. Since Gwen’s first pair got passed down to Josiah I decided to knit her another pair.
I had a cotton blend yarn in a pretty red-orangey color, but it was a bit too thin so I double-stranded it with a gorgeous rainbow-y sock yarn.
To make them slightly larger for Gwen’s four-year-old hands I added a few rows into the cuff ribbing, knit stitches and finger ribbing. If and when I make more pairs, I think I’d like to make the cuff even longer to keep the lower arms warm and be able to tuck them into sleeves or jackets.