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Newfoundland Mittens
Newfoundland Mitts by Gillian S. Hess
Knitting
me
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
179 yards = 0.66 skeins
Briggs & Little Regal
0.33 skeins = 89.8 yards (82.1 meters), 37 grams
Briggs & Little Regal
460 yards in stash
0.33 skeins = 89.8 yards (82.1 meters), 37 grams
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Notes

November 10, 2012
Cast on 36 instead of 42 stitches for the cuffs, which I plan to make extra long.

November 11, 2012

Increased for hand by m1r purlwise (is that a thing?) every six stitches, for a new total of 42. My first attempt at any kind of two-colour knitting other than blocks on a plain scarf. Not as frightening as it looks! Coming along nicely--I’m just about to separate stitches for the first thumb. Colours are looking … okay. Not quite as fantastic as I had hoped. But oh boy, my ribbing tension needs some work.

ETA To cast on 7 stitches to cover the thumb gap, I turned the work and cast on knit-wise from the back.

November 16, 2012
Following garagebutterfly’s mods to carry window pattern through the decreases to the top of the mitt. Plan to work the thumb in pattern as well: picking up stitches for an initial total of 18 then decreasing in pattern.

November 17, 2012
New plan: reverse stockinette thumb. Picked up 14 stitches for a total of 21 stitches. Purled one round, then decreased to 14 stitches, then 7 stitches in last round. Picking up extra stitches and then decreasing created a nice, comfortable mini-gusset, which seems very sturdy as well.

I forgot to mention that, with one whole mitten done, I can safely say that the colours looks pretty good.

November 18, 2012
Mirrored position of thumb on second mitten.

November 20, 2012
Had to unpick two rounds on cuff of first mitten, after making second cuff slightly shorter. Tedious, but successful--used techknitting’s instructions.

December 27, 2013
Just finished an identical pair to gift to someone with nearly-identical hands.

Also planning to rip out the top half of the right thumb, pick up the stitches and reknit it, as it’s developing a hole and darning would be an ugly pain.

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November 10 2012
November 22 2012
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by Briggs & Little
Worsted
100% Wool
272 yards / 113 grams
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  • Originally queued: September 2, 2012
  • Project created: November 8, 2012
  • Finished: November 21, 2012
  • Updated: January 27, 2014
  • Progress updates: 20 updates