Toad in the Woods
Finished
October 5, 2014
October 9, 2014

Toad in the Woods

Project info
Motoring Madness by Audry Nicklin
Knitting
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
The Fibre Co. Acadia
290 yards in stash
1 skein = 145.0 yards (132.6 meters), 50 grams
EweKnit in Toronto, Ontario
Notes

Every fall I lament my lack of fingerless mitts so I finally decided to do something about it. I’ve been a fan of this pattern since Audry released it, and since I had some Acadia in my stash, it seemed like a perfect match.

Mods (to add extra length):

  • 2 inches of twisted rib for the cuff, plus one row of rib on larger needle.
  • Knit first row of the chart three times before moving on to row 2.
  • Added extra increase row to the thumb gusset (17 stitches between markers). Knit in pattern through row 29, then separate for thumb (15 stitches for thumb, with 2 extra for palm).
  • Finish chart, then knit rows 11 through 17 again. Repeat row 17 three times.
  • Twisted rib for 1.5 inches. Used larger needle for bind-off.

Thumb:

  • Worked over 18 stitches (pick up 5 sts, on first round, k2tog at corners).
  • 4 rows stockinette.
  • 10 rows twisted rib.

I am so happy with these! The fit is perfect, the yarn is gorgeous and cozy, and they were much quicker to knit than my timeline indicates.

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October 9, 2014
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by The Fibre Co.
DK
60% Merino, 20% Alpaca, 20% Silk
145 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: October 5, 2014
  • Finished: October 10, 2014
  • Updated: January 8, 2016