WIP Wednesday: Slow Progress

Welcome to WIP Wednesday!ย  Want to share your own project?ย  Skip on over to Tami’s blog to join the fun ๐Ÿ™‚

This week I’m really just sharing more of the progress from last week, not very much mind you.ย  I was out of town and have been very busy with classes lately, but I did have some knitting time in the car and a bit in class the other day.

a little time goes a long way

I like the way the colors are coming together although the pooling seems to be getting a bit big for me, but its not a deal-breaker.ย  My main concern is that these gloves be large enough.ย  I’m kind of worried that they’ll be too small and I really hope that’s not the case, but I’m going to keep plugging through and hope for the best ๐Ÿ˜€

A Quick WIP

Ok, so this will be a quick post as I must get back to a paper I’m writing for one of my Psychology classes.

I’ve only got one leetle WIP right now:

everything is leetle: leetle needles, leetle yarn, leetle progress

see? I told you it was leetle.ย  This guy and what’s left of the skein will become a pair of knucks for a fly fishing friend of mine.ย  The colors were chosen to represent his favorite kind of trout and I do hope he likes it ๐Ÿ™‚

See more WIPs over on Tami’s blog!

Knick Knack Knucks

I don’t have a WIP today, but I do have a new pattern!

The Knick Knack Knucks pattern has finally been published ๐Ÿ˜€ย  You can find it on Ravelry or in my Etsy Shop.

Perfect for Scootin'

Pattern Deets:

Mittens are warmer than gloves because your fingers can intermingle and share their warmth with each other, but they arenโ€™t exactly practical when it comes to doing things that involve your fingers.ย  These convertible knucks give you the best of both worlds: the warmth of mittens with the functionality of gloves in the form of a removable mitten flap.

These would be a great project to use up that single* skein of sock yarn you have in your stash as well as a quick gift knit for a friend or relative (*please note that some knitters do need two skeins for the smaller size, so you might want two just to be safe).ย  Just another simple layer to add to your wardrobe, these knucks will become a fast favorite and youโ€™ll be hard pressed to adventure into the cold without them.

Sizes: S/M (L/XL)

Finished Measurements: to fit hands with a palm circumference S/M (6 to 7.5-inch), L/XL (7.5 to 9-inch) (the ribbing around the wrist helps it to fit a variety of wrist sizes)


Size 4 dpns

1 (2) Skeins Patons Kroy Socks FX (166 yds, 75% washable wool, 25% nylon)

Stitch markers

Darning needle or crochet hook (to weave in ends and secure mitten flap to gloves)

2 small buttons

Gauge: 7 sts x 8 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch on size 4 needles

Pattern Glossary

K โ€“ knit

P โ€“ purl

PM โ€“ place marker

Kfb โ€“ knit into the front and back of the next stitch

p/u โ€“ pick up a stitch between the one you just knit and the next stitch on the needle*

Skp โ€“ slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over

K2tog โ€“ knit 2 stitches together

BO โ€“ bind off

Simple and Functional