New Favorites: Big textured mitts

Big textured fingerless glove patterns

I unexpectedly found myself with a full day to devote to my Acer yesterday. Such a gift! Alas, rather than resuming from where I’d left off — months ago — with the lace/body, I noticed three missing yarnovers in the same row from my last pass at it, did a pair of exploratory compensation rows, which were surprisingly successful, ripped it back anyway, went out for a walk and lunch with my husband, then re-knitted the ripped rows. Just as I was lamenting that the day was gone, with no progress made, and double-checking my last row of cables to make sure they were all twisting the right direction, I made a shocking discovery. (Did nobody else spot the missing cable in this June photo? How could I have missed it?!) So it’s worse than zero progress; I’ve got a repair to make that’s eighteen rows deep. I’ve used this surgical cable repair method before — thank you Yarn Harlot! — and will be attempting it again, but not until next weekend when I’ve got a chunk of headspace and daylight for it. So screw monogamy! I’ve got a few nights to spend on something else.

Obviously my mind goes immediately to its happy place: fingerless mitts. Maybe one or the other of these big, long, textured dazzlers—

TOP: Fumior by Julie Hoover

MIDDLE LEFT: Ripple Effect by Jill Zielinski

MIDDLE RIGHT: Basketcase Mitts by Amy Miller

BOTTOM: Sophia Mitts by Nell Ziroli


The ICYMI post this week, because it’s on my mind again, is The next big hat trend — but what’s it called?

6 thoughts on “New Favorites: Big textured mitts

  1. Oh so frustrating! But I am happy that it doesn’t only happen to me :).

    Can’t wait to see the result.

  2. As long as I’m going to have access to great yarn, be a member of Ravelry, read crazy-making blogs like this one, I’ll be leaving monogamy to the relationship. With the SweetGuy, NOT with yarn! Basketcase (good description of any yarn addict) grabs me first with the lovely cowl (still into cowls) around her neck.

  3. Just finished a Lace Surgery class with Romi Hill, that was sponsored by our Atlanta Knitting Guild (thank you Romi!). To me, one of the most helpful tips was the idea of pinning each strand of yarn up and out of the way (in an organized fashion) as you rip your work. It made it much easier to insure you are knitting with the right strand as you work your way back up. Very helpful when one’s mistake is 18 rows down.

  4. Oof, that’s a gut-check for sure. But you can do it! good luck! And think of how accomplished you’ll feel when you finish fixing it?

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