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Helix Mittens
Helix Mittens by Margaret Radcliffe
Knitting
Large
Needle and yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash
220 yards in stash
220 yards, 100 grams 1 skein = 220.0 yards (201.2m)
005
Brown
Needle in the Haymaket
February 2, 2013
Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Paints
in stash
220 yards, 100 grams 1 skein = 220.0 yards (201.2m)
3266
Blue-green
Needles in the Haymarket in Haymarket, Virginia
February 2, 2013
Notes

God bless, working with worsted weight is a pleasure. So fast! Helix pattern appears as if by magic. Fabulous.
Two at a time, finger tip up, magic loop cast on.

8/27 just weaving in ends, etc. I’m lazy.

10/18/2013 finally did the ends in time for Autumn.

I picked up extra stitches at thumb base and reduced back down to desired thumb size over three rows. I have wide thumbs so this worked for me. I still reinforced the two join areas with extra yarn on the back side to made it so there was no gap, used duplicate stitch on back to snug the thumb to the mitten base.

I ran the yarn through the final stitches of thumb tip twice then pulled through center which resulted in a no gap thumb tip. Otherwise I was going nuts trying to get it to not have a tiny hole. I don’t recall which book gave me that tip but I’m so grateful!

My mittens are pointy, but I have long middle fingers and the point works for me. A more traditional mitten would start with more stitches and be blunter.

Tip down means you can try the mittens on to ensure a good fit. I had no trouble doing magic loop on this project with no ladders. Why can’t my socks behave this well?

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February 3 2013
October 19 2013
About this pattern
Helix Mittens
by Margaret Radcliffe
from The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques
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About this yarn
220 Superwash
by Cascade Yarns
Worsted / 10 ply
100% Wool
220 yards / 100 grams
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53708 projects, stashed 25734 times
About this yarn
220 Superwash Paints
by Cascade Yarns
Worsted / 10 ply
100% Wool
220 yards / 100 grams
Kaliena's star rating
4042 projects, stashed 2132 times
  • Project created: February 3, 2013
  • Finished: October 19, 2013
  • Updated: October 21, 2013