Fingerless Mitts Completed!!!

7:16 PM

I finished my fingerless mitts on Saturday night  This was the kit that Bryan bought for me while we were in Japan.  The directions are all in Japanese (shocking, I know).  I was able to translate some of the directions, like needle size and cables.  There is still a lot of the directions that remain a mystery.  Luckily the pattern is also charted and it was very easy to follow.  There are some great websites that show translations of Japanese knitting symbols to English.

The website I found that had a lot of translations also had a needle chart.  From what I understood, the needle size converted to a US 11.  That was too big (and it is possible that I didn't convert right) so I went down to a size 9 which worked much better.  I probably could have gone down to a size 8 and it would have been just fine.  They are a little slouchy on my wrists which I actually really like.

The right mitt I seamed up and tried on as soon as I finished knitting it.  I should have sewn the little eye beads on first.  It was much easier on the left mitt.  That is why the beads look a little funky on the right mitt.  I plan on using this pattern again.  I think the mitts are very cute and would make a great gift at the holidays.

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11 comments

  1. Yes these would defiitely make a good gift come holiday time. My mother would love them!

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  2. They are great Jen. And just think, now you can knit in two languages ;)

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  3. Oh my gosh those are adorable Jen! I just love owls. I have some yarn that might work great for those. Hmmm.... I'm thinking Christmas gift knitting too. Enjoy your week!

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  4. I love your mitts and they nearly match my gloves in color! Well done and now you have something new to wear when the cold weather returns :)

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  5. Its really frustrating when the directions are in some language which we can't understand.

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  6. Hi came over from Small Things blog, very cute mitts!!!

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  7. These are great! I've made myself a couple of jumpers with owls on and now I want to put owls on everything :)

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  8. Lovely mitts, and I really like that coral colour. You're right - I think anyone would be thrilled to find a pair in their stocking :)

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  9. I love these! :) So amazing you were able to do it out of a Japanese book!
    You make me want to knit again, but I think I have to re-learn it, the last time I did it was about 25 years ago ;)

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