Fingerless mitts for everyone!

Happy New Year everyone! Every Christmas I try to make something handmade for the girls in my family. I have my mother-in-law, two sisters-in-law and five young nieces. Last year, when I was sick in September, I got on a crocheting kick and made myself a huge poncho, which I still have not taken a photo of and matching fingerless gloves. I have been getting so many compliments and they are so comfortable to wear, I decided all the women in my family should have a pair. That is 8 pairs! A lot of crocheting and about a pound of yarn!

I made the patterns of the bodies of the gloves in sets of two and all of the edgings different. I do love to crochet on occasion. It whizzes by so fast compared to shuttle-tatting. My husband thinks its hilarious that he will leave the room to check dinner and come back and I have a glove done!

The gold pair are actually more creamy colored and were for my mother-in-law. They were particularly special with a more complicated pattern and a wonderfully soft yarn. Here are all the details of the edgings:

I just used a pound of Caron’s worsted weight acrylic in black for the bodies. One pair are brown to match my niece’s winter coat. The edges on 4 of the pairs is Lily’s sugar’n cream cotton. I used Lion’s acrylic for the rest and the gold pair are Caron’s Simply Soft, which is a delight to work with.

All the girls seemed to love them! The fit was right and I think they loved the styles. It is so fun to see them all running around, opening gifts with fingerless mitts on!

I thought you all might want to see what a Snappy Tatter does when she is not tatting! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I will be back soon!



p.s. The patterns are all mine. I am considering writing them down and selling the pdf. Anyone interested?


1 Comment

  1. Heidi said,

    January 5, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Too adorable! You are still and always so talented!

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