Well, mitts of Wine and Roses anyway....
Yes, I'm still hanging with Ruben on Sleeve Island but when I saw this pattern in the latest issue of Interweave Knits I knew they had to jump to the top of my holiday knitting queue! Besides the fact that I'm almost as obsessed with knitting wristers as I am socks, I have a recipient in mind who will just adore these!
Wine and Roses Mitts, Interweave Knits magazine, winter 2006
1 skein Louet Gems Pearl in Fern, US #1 (2.25mm) Aero teflon DPNs, approx. 150 olive green 8/0 seed beads, size #13 steel crochet hook (I used the crochet method to add the beads)
Mods: Honestly, I made so many mods to this pattern they should be called "Essence of Wine and Roses Mitts"!
This pattern just said *vintage* to me and I thought adding the beads would really complete the picture! I added the row of beads after the lace border and then instead of the yarn overs the pattern called for on the cuff, I subbed a bead. I also added 6 additional rows of stockinette.
I added 2 rows of beading with a K1P1 rib rather than the "pebble stitch" the pattern suggests.
I followed the lace pattern for the palm as written (surprise!) then added another 2 rows of beading with a K1P1 rib.
Lastly, I didn't care for the purl hem stitch so I switched that to a K2tog, yo picot edge for both the fingers and thumb.
I really love how these turned out and plan to make a few more after the holidays!
I know lots of people are dealing with some horrible weather....oh well, here in Florida the weather is perfection! I guess it's the trade off for living in the spectre of that nasty "H" thing all summer long! (Yes, "H" season ended November 30 - Woo and Hoo!!)
So here's a perfect Saturday sky on Sunday.....
Perfectly blue and clear with a scattering of clouds down by the beach. Anyone want to come on down for a visit? :)