FO: Embellished Alpaca Half-finger Mitts

I knit myself a pair of half-finger mitts a couple of weeks ago using the pattern posted by Andre Sue on her website. The pattern is called Tipsy, and includes both a plain and a fancy ribbed version. I modified the plain version to make myself these mitts from Blue Sky Alpacas sport weight yarn with some modifications. Here’s my project page on Ravelry where I noted my modifications.

Alpaca Mitts
Here’s my finished mitts. They fit great, are really warm, and I like them. Don’t they look a little plain?

I decided to try to embellish the mitts to jazz them up a little. I hunted through my knitting books and found directions for knitted and crocheted flowers. A dig through the stash produced a light grey alpaca lace yarn, and after some false starts and a lot of anxiety with the crochet flower I finally produced some.

Small Knitted Flowers
I used the pattern for small knitted flowers found in Louisa Harding’s Knitting in the Details to make these.
The pattern for this flower was found in Vogue Knitting Stitchionary 6.
The pattern for this flower was found in Vogue Knitting Stitchionary 6 (it is pattern #203, “Flower Show”)

I spent the afternoon arranging things onto the mitts, and here is the first one.

Embellished mitts
Looking good!! These will look very cute with my black cold weather coat.

Fun, huh! Almost too cute to wear.

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Author: Midnight Knitter

I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled cats.

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