Since I can’t stitch at work I have been bringing in knitting, and finding that it is working quite well, since I can knit a row without having to look at a pattern and still pay attention to my customers. So today I thought I would try my hand at some simple mittens.
I found a pattern for childrens mittens, determined the size the girls needed, and packed my bag and went off to work.
I knitted as far as the thumb and then noticed a problem. The pattern, being quite old, calls for size 10 needles. I have no idea how big that is. I did see on one of my pairs of needles a label of 10mm was a number 6 needle. So, I grabbed a pair with that label and knitted away.
The mitten so far:
Looks nice no? Now look at it with my hand against it.
This is supposed to fit a 4 year old, people. Realistically this could fit Scott! Which to me is hilarious. Can you imagine a 6’4″ 250lb man wearing pink mittens? ROFL!
So I am using this one to figure out the pattern. I think I pretty much have it and will be pulling it out soon to start again, with smaller needles. And I will try that whole gauge thing that may not be quite so over rated.