I really wanted to post this while I was away but my internet access was foiled.  I’ll post about my accomplishments in another post.  I know, you can’t wait.  🙂 

I’ve been working off and on knitting Ms Ida Chain Link mittens since the beginning of August.  I was seriously thinking of keeping them for myself.  In fact I was going to work on them while riding the train.  Did not happen. 

They are, unfortunately, too big.  Really, really big.  My entire hand including the thumb fits in there and they are way too long.  I even ripped part of the top back as I didn’t like how pointy they were. 

Ms Ida Chain Link mittens size: adult medium


They are not 100% complete.  No thumb and no flip top yet. 

Mr. Aitch suggested I try to shrink them.  Neither of the yarns are feltable so does that mean they won’t shrink?  Plus they are two different yarns.  One is Knit Picks City Tweed (55% Merino wool, 25% superfine alpaca, 20% Donegal tweed) and the other is Knit Picks Andean Silk ( 55% Super Fine Alpaca, 23% Silk, 22% Merino Wool).   I really don’t want to take the chance and ruin them. 

I see three options: 

  1. Rip them out and make a smaller size.  I made the adult medium.
  2. Finish them and find someone with larger hands to gift them.
  3. Put them away with the other WIPs I don’t know what to do with.

What would you do?

4 thoughts on “WWYD?

  1. I think you must REALLY like them to put this much time in them..it seems like a pain to take them apart….maybe your brother would like them! He is all about outdoors….. and about that swearter that doesn’t fit your grandson…..eventually it would fit mine! Hint hint 🙂


  2. I have felted Andean Silk, but never tried the tweed. I suspect it would felt – it isn’t superwash…
    It would be worth a try, anyway.


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