Pattern: Paddle by Tin Can Knits
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh DK
Colour: Tern (MC), Leaf (CC)
Needles: 3.5mm and 4mm DPS
Start of project: Ocotber 4, 2014
End of project: October 6, 2014
These mitts are my first project from the new book "Road Trip" by Tin Can Knits. The mitts knit up very quickly which was perfect in between all that intense concentration on my Estuary. I wasn't sure how big they were going to turn out because for once my gauge was slightly off in the other direction (usually I need more stitches than everybody else). So I knit the adult S to see how big they would turn out and they are a bit too big for me which is great because I didn't knit them for myself :-)
I added an extra half inch to the ribbing because it seemed a bit short with just 3 inches. Now they are quite long which I think it's great when it's cold, warm wrists are so important. These mitts will be great for wearing in the winter, because they are really warm and it's still possible to take photos while wearing them.
Originally they were meant to paddle on a Canadian lake, so I might have to knit another, slightly smaller pair for myself and take them with me next summer. After all, Road Trip is one of the main reasons I couldn't resist booking our flights to Vancouver next July.
I've been waiting to post this for a little while but today is T's birthday and so it's no longer a secret ;-)