My dear friend Teresa has a wonderful stitch pattern she uses for blankets. She wrote up the pattern and asked for testers so I climbed on board. You can find her pattern here. This is a wonderful pattern that is easy to memorize. I decided to make small versions and incorporate them into twiddle mitts for Kathy B. Helping two blogging friends at once is perfect I'd say.
First, the pattern by Teresa is really simple. In her directions it is a two row repeat which is really fun and makes a beautiful fabric. The pattern is in multiples of three and easy to remember. I made the first mitt in just a few hours. The second mitt I miscounted, which is not unusual for me, and found out that is works just as well and then actually is just a one row repeat, easy peasy. I am wondering how it would look in a very fine yarn made with a big hook, a very drapey scarf or shawl. I think it would be perfect.
The mitts were made with Vickie Howell Sheepish yarn that has been in my stash forever. Actually I don't think they make this yarn anymore under this name. I used a size I hook. Two mitts made with one skein of yarn so a total of 160 yards. All the doodads were from my work stuff. I hope they make someone suffering from alzheimer's or dementia very happy.
Max was peeking at me this morning out the sliding glass door as I attempted to take photos of the mitts in the rain. It was too dark out so I had to venture inside and take them under artificial light. My boy is still smiling, that makes me so happy.
For those of you in London, you have my greatest love as you travel through yet another day of senseless violence. Know that those of us from around the world are on your side. Most of us American's are with the world even though after this past week and withdraw from a very important agreement, it does not appear that way. Most of us do not agree with the ridiculous people in charge of our government, know that.