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Project info
End of May Mittens by Mandy Powers
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
180 yards
Greta and the Fibers Socks Premium
none left in stash
0.04 skeins = 17.5 yards (16.0 meters), 4 grams
Greta and the fibers
June 14, 2014
Wendy Merino 4 Ply
116 yards in stash
0.4 skeins = 77.6 yards (71.0 meters), 20 grams
John Lewis Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Midlothian
October 22, 2014
Wendy Merino 4 Ply
none left in stash
0.44 skeins = 85.4 yards (78.1 meters), 22 grams
John Lewis Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Midlothian
October 22, 2014

Cast on with #3.25 needles. I should have switched to a bigger needle for the chart, it’s to tight. I’m gonna rip the chart part and start it over with #4 needles. I’m learning! It’s my first stranded work.


I ripped it all. Starting over: Linen part with #3 needles and chart part with #3,75. The design doesn’t look as cute as it looked with #3,25 needles, but this way I could wear them (hopefully). I’m very excited with this project.


I think I’m gonna rip it off again. Still tight. Maybe I should try with needles #4,5. I don’t know. I’ll make up my mind one of these days…

And yes, I tried with 4.5 mm needles and it’s ok. It has been sleeping for a long time and yesterday I took it over again. I think this time is for real…
Finished! I’ve decided to change their name to Peggy, because I’ve had a wonderful time knitting them while re-running Mad Men.
It’s been a long way to knit these mittens. My first attempt with fair isle and, oh boy, not easy for me. Three starts with three different needles and at the end, I completed them in a week. So proud of myself (although they’re not perfect at all )

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by Wendy
100% Merino
194 yards / 50 grams
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by Greta and the Fibers
75% Wool, 25% Nylon
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  • Project created: January 14, 2016
  • Finished: October 9, 2016
  • Updated: October 15, 2016
  • Progress updates: 3 updates