November 08, 2008

little baby mittens

Our family friends Rich and Michelle just had their second baby, Caden. It's been cold out and a few weeks ago I knitted Sophie some little mittens, so I thought a pair of thumbless newborn mittens would be fun to make (and give me an excuse to soak up some baby). I found a pattern over here that was just about perfect:

After this picture was taken I finger-crocheted a string to keep them together and from falling off of little fingers...

It turns out "newborn size" is a little bigger than Caden's little hands actually were, but babies grow fast right?

I pretty much followed the pattern, but I did use smaller needles - US 2 for the ribbing and US 5 for the rest. I also used worsted weight merino wool instead of acrylic.

Edited to say that I actually used US size 2 needles for the ribbing, not 4's.


A Day That Is Dessert said...

Very pretty! Almost makes me want to learn to knit.

sophstar's mama said...

These were so fun and quick to knit, they'd be a great beginner project!