FKAF*

*Formerly Known as Fetching

Before

After

These were the Fetching Fingerless Mitts from the Summer 2006 issue of Knitty.

I will reknit these with some changes.

First, I ran out of yarn.  I used Knit Picks Andean Silk. 96 yards plus a couple of yards leftover from the Ms. Ida Chain Link Mittens I made last year.  The pattern calls for 98 yards so I thought I would have enough.  Evidently not.

Second, I’m not a fan of the picot bind off.  The mitts flare out and I want them to actually keep my hands warm so I’m changing that to a regular bind off.  A lot of people on Ravelry agreed.

Third, I messed up on the cable on the right mitt and didn’t notice it until I was almost finished.  You can see the mess on the lower right on the top photo.

I’ll be on a mini vacation next week so I will be taking these in my knitting bag along with a few other quick and portable knits.

3 thoughts on “FKAF*

  1. Yeah, I didn’t know the picot bind off was going to flare that much when I made mine. Good Idea to make them the way you want them.

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