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The One Mitten to Rule Them All
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November 18 2010
November 26 2010
Project info
The One Mitten to Rule Them All
Fiddlehead Mittens by Adrian Bizilia
Knitting
me
small
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
Debbie Macomber Blossom Street Collection Rosebud
137 yards in stash
5034
Green
Busy Hands in Ann Arbor, Michigan
November 17, 2010
Debbie Macomber Blossom Street Collection Rosebud
274 yards in stash
5741
Black
Busy Hands
November 17, 2010
Rowan Kidsilk Aura
82 yards in stash
307
Purple
Rae's Yarn Boutique in Lansing, Michigan
November 19, 2010
Notes

LOVE these mittens with their warm lining. I loved the Rosebud yarn. It knits up so nicely. It’s a superwash and very soft. I did the lining in luxurious Mohair - in Kidsilk Aura, which is a little heavier than Kidsilk Haze (I didn’t want to have to hold the yarn double).

Used #3 needles for the outer mittens and the size was perfect. Using #2 needles for the mohair lining, but had to switch to #1 and decrease many stitches, because the mohair knitted up so large. I don’t know why.

I’ve done mittens before, but this pattern has required me to learn a few new things. I’ve had to learn the i-cord cast-on, which wasn’t that hard at all. Doing the thumb gusset has been a little challenging but I’ve got it now.

I read a great little tip on someone’s else’s Fiddlehead Mittens about stringing a piece of waste yarn through the i-cord cast on, so the stitches are easier to pick up later for the lining. I have done this and you can see the white waste yarn in one of my photos. This is a must!

The linings are so fast to knit up because there is no colorwork to do. They are worth knitting.

Putting the thumb gusset stitches on a separate DPN helps a lot. I don’t need any stitch markers to separate where the gusset is.

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75% Mohair, 25% Silk
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  • Project created: November 18, 2010
  • Finished: November 27, 2010
  • Updated: November 29, 2011
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