Actually this is the 4th time I’m knitting this mitten pattern. Last year I made a pair for Littlest Beanlet and she got a new pair again this year. But before I finished hers I had some issues with gauge.
At first I didn’t remember this was the pattern I’d used and therefore forgot what size needles I used. The pattern calls for a 6 or 7 needle and I usually knit worsted yarn on 7s. But as I went I noticed it was turning out bigger than reasonable for a small child’s hand. Sure enough, I was WAY off gauge. Rip Rip Rippity Rip. At least now I know I can use the pattern as is with 7s and get a size for ME. 🙂
So back to the drawing board and in a day or so little Beanlet had her new pair of mittens.. And a hat to match!
She’s been telling everyone who’ll listen that “Mommy made me some mittens!”. I just finished the hat yesterday so I’m sure she’ll brag about that too, now. So next up is Big Beanlet’s set and everyone is good. I’m thinking though, that since her hands are bigger I might not get a hat out of the remainders so I’ll probably incorporate some handspun into hers. 🙂 Gotta use it sometime, right?