Cold weather, warm mittens; knitting two at a time

Posted by on January 5, 2014 at 5:07 am.

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve got no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!!

The past few days have been very chilly in Maryland, some days our temperature didn’t climb over 10 F. With weather like that you want to stay warm when you brave the elements outside.

Of course I went down a mental checklist to see if there is anything that was needed and the only thing that popped into my brain was mittens for my daughter! Well… that’s an easy fix. I told my daughter to choose yarn that she liked and after she made her selection I casted on 40 stitches. Ever since I switched over to circular knitting needles any project that requires a pair is done two at a time.

The mittens I’m knitting will be an upgrade for my daughter since they replace the mittens I knitted (last year) for my rapidly growing daughter. The girl is ten years old and is only two inches shorter than me. Also, she is now wearing a 7.5 shoe. She’s a beautiful, tall, slim and kindhearted girl. My daughter rarely asks for me to knit her anything. She can see the time it takes to create many of the items I make, but I do it for her anyway because she’s worth the time.

Knitting two at a time mittens_1.1.4.14

These mittens have knitted up fairly quickly and I must say it’s going much faster since I’m doing them two at a time. I don’t have to worry about the gauge on one being possibly different, since they are being done at the same time. Also, if the inspiration bug hits and I decide to add different stitches as I go, I don’t have to remember what row that happened since I’m knitting both mittens at the same time.

If you want to know how knitting two at a time is done on circular needles, check out the above video by Liat Gat.


One Comment

  • Jennifer says:

    I wasn’t bless with the gift of height! But…I believe you and I chatted about that before. I think you and I are about an inch difference in height 🙂

    You daughter is amazing…but…then again…she has an amazing mother so I knew she would be a special lady!!!

    Yes, it’s been SO COLD here, too, OMG! Tomorrow is supposed to be even worse!

    HIGH of -2, I think…and that’s the HIGH…Brrrrr!
    Jennifer recently posted..I WON A Vitamix! Woot!


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