10 August 2012

Ravellenic Games - Fingerless Mitts

I'm cutting it pretty close with my Ravellenic Games projects and have pretty much recognized that they are not all going to be finished by the deadline because of all the craziness in my life right now.

However, during the long orientation meetings this week I have been knitting away and have managed to finish my second Ravellenic Games project, a pair of fingerless mitts!


The yarn used was about half a skein of Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend I received as a wonderful graduation present.  It was my very first experience with Manos del Uruguay yarn and I must say it was a joy to work with.  This particular yarn base was single ply, which I've always been fond of because it gives a soft edge to the fabric.  I also love the colorway, it reminds me of Fall, so I finished them just in time.


The pattern was Easy Fingerless Mitts by Maggie Smith, selected because I needed something simple to follow and I didn't feel like trying to work through designing them myself.  I'm definitely happy with how they came out.


I hope that you are all having a wonderful Friday!  Happy crafting!

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful! The colours are gorgeous. Manos Silk Blend is definitely one of my favourite yarns.

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  2. Wow, what gorgeous colors indeed, your mitts look very nice !!

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  3. Your mitts are lovely! I like that the pattern is simple enough to show that gorgeous yarn. However gifted the yarn, knew what he/she was doing :-)

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  4. I love Manos Silk blend, my top in it is amazingly soft. And those mitts are just so gorgeous, they will get lots of wear this fall for sure :)

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  5. I can't wait for fall! I want to wear pretty fingerless mits like yours and walk in the woods where the leaves are all crunchy!
    Glad you're able to squeeze some knitting in here and there. You'll find your balance and things will mellow. Enjoy all the new stuff that's happening!

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  6. My Ravellenics project is also made from this yarn! The colorway of your mittens is gorgeous!

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  7. Cute! That yarn is soooo silky soft, too. Perfect for perfect mitts. :)

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  8. Very cute and practical mittens! I love Manos yarns, so nice to work with and so gorgeous to look at. And congratulations on finishing the move, I didn't realize school started for you already!

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  9. Hope you're starting to feel settled in your new environment! Love your mitts and now that you've tried Manos, I'm sure you'll be knitting with more of this gorgeous yarn.

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  10. they turned out lovely, i can't wait til i can afford fancy yarns like manos.

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  11. What terrific mitts! So earthy in color, like a walk among a path of trees of turning leaves.

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  12. I love that colorway! You'll get good use of them this fall/winter!

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  13. These are lovely.
    hmm, there'll be MadTosh Pashmina leftover from my Sheldon & Leonard shawl . . . . . . . . . I wonder

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  14. They look perfect for fall, what a gorgeous colour!

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  15. Beautiful colors. It does look very fallish. I wonder what fall will look like where you are now?

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  16. Those turned out so cute! The yarn just looks gorgeous with the simple pattern.

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  17. Well, those are two more projects than I managed to complete for the games. Those gloves look lovely. I'm particularly fond of single ply yarn as well.

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  18. Congratulations on getting a Ravellenic project finished!

    I love the colourway, it screams Autumn/Fall to me too.

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  19. I love to work with Manos and have some that would make great mitts. Thanks for the pattern link.

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