Monday, 23 September 2013

Aberdeen Ave. Mitts

Pattern: Aberdeen Ave. Mitts by Glenna C.
Yarn: TFA Green Label Aran Weight yarn in Seabreeze and Natural.
Ravelry Project Page here.

I've finished my project for the TFA Urban Collection KAL. With a few more weeks left and the coordinating hat already cast on I'm sure I'll have 2 FO's to enjoy by the end of this KAL. Gotta love worsted weight accessories for their quick-knit-punch!

I made a few mods to this lovely pattern. I knit them using a contrasting colour for the cuff, but that's barely a mod. Also, completely by accident, I think that I did an extra cable cross in the cuff of my first mitt, so I duplicated it on the second, no biggy. The last mod was to adjust the decreases at the top of the mitt. The pattern has instructions about what row to start decreasing on in order to close off your mitt in a way that makes sense with the cable, but I just couldn't make it work for me. Maybe it's my small hands, maybe it was my row gauge. Whatever it was, I was ending up having to chop cables in half and had a really wonky looking mitten top, so I re-jigged the top of the mitt to close things off in a way that I liked. 

I should have an Aberdeen Ave. Hat FO to share with you soon! I'm loving a good cabled hat and mitt set, it makes me feel so polished!