Borealis Fingerless Cuffed MittensAugust 7, 2011
Am I boring you with my Christmas knitting FOs? Well, here’s another one. This one is for one of my nephews and, of course, it has to be fingerless so he can text on his phone!
I’ve knitted these up with Berocco Borealis, a really nice chunky yarn that is a blend – 60% acrylic and 40% wool. This is new for me, because I never buy yarn that contains acrylic but I couldn’t help myself when I saw this squishy yarn in my LYS. HAD to get it! And it is yummy feeling. And they have lots of really neat colorways.
I’ve knitted these mittens before, making a modification to the pattern by knitting extra on the top and cuffing them. I love that. They feel warmer that way. I also used a chunky yarn this time (the pattern calls for worsted) and I just decreased the cast on stitches to 27. It was perfect. The K2, P2 ribbing is really nice and stretchy on these mittens. A favorite pattern. I used Magic Loop for these mittens. As usual.