Well. I followed the decreases for the thumb from the Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns, and that didn’t work out so well.

I had a big ugly blob of stitches at the end where I drew the yarn end through. I must’ve ripped it out five times! Eventually I did my own thing – just knit straight till the end, then k2tog around, then thread the end through the stitches.

Pattern: my own, for my tiny hands
Yarn: Knitpicks Sock Garden, 2 skeins (yarn held double)
Needles: 3 mm dpns
Finished: November 17, 2005

And here’s a big pile o’ Koigu – all the hexagons for the skirt are DONE!

The piles in the back are the first and third tiers, and are all connected into their respective tiers. The pile in the front is the middle tier, not yet all connected. There’s a whole lotta finishing let to do though – check out all those ends!

6 Responses to “a saga of thumbs”

  1. maryse

    i have to say that i loved that skirt when i saw it in vogue (or was it in IK?) so i am very eager to see how it turns out. good luck with the finishing.

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  2. Laura

    Very nice mittens! Your decreases on the thumb look great. I too am looking forward to seeing the skirt. The Koigu is gorgeous.

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  3. Julia

    I’m so curious to see how the skirt turns out…I’ve never seen the pattern, so this is exciting! Your mittens are awesome, I love the colors. Using the Knitpicks doubled is ingenious, I like the results.

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  4. Rob

    I had the same problem with the thumbs from the Ann Budd pattern. I have also swatched holding two yarns together for a pair of mittens, but it seems kind of light for mittens fo rme. I think instead it could be a hat. Your handspun would also go nicely together for a hat, doncha think? And I too am dying to see what the skirt will look like.

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