Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Moon on My Mind

With the premiere of New Moon mere days away.. I felt inspired to knit up these New Moon Inspired Alice Cullen Fingerless Mitts by Nancy Fry.  These are relatively a quick knit since the pattern asks for worsted weight yarn and size 7 and size 8 needles.

Of course, I deviated a tad from the pattern.  I CO 40 st instead of 30. (My arms have a tad more padding AND I'm a tight knitter to boot!)  I knit this fingerless mitt using magic loop.  And since I used magic loop and 40 st, when it came time to work the thumb increases, I k21, then followed the instructions in the ( ) and then k18 to accommodate the extra 10 stitches.  Also, I used my Knit Picks Options needles which made switching from US size 8 needles to US size 7 needles simple and painless!

I knit up the mitt using Creatively Dyed Yarn Woodbrook in Sweetgum colorway.  I thought the colors in this yarn actually really fit the colors in the New Moon Poster.  (Also, they match my coat quite well.) I knit this mitt up in a few hours this afternoon.  I still need to knit it's mate - but will work on it tomorrow.  This is really a cute, fun, fast, and functional knit that you can literally knit up in two evenings while watching prime time tv.



  1. awesome those r on my to do list with a skein of worsted malabrigo in blue cant wait till tomorrow night there showing twilight in my city again also. im going to see it again because last year the video and sound was all messed up

  2. I cast on these exact mittens! My first attempt at a magic loop. Using Lion Brand wool in blue. Now I'm motivated to finish them up. Thanks! And yours looks great!

  3. I love the mitten...I'm sure I'll love the mittens. I am lost though by what you mean when you say magic loop. Is that a certain kind of stitch or what?

  4. What are mittens? Aren't they the same as gloves? hmm... you winter people...

  5. I love your fingerless mitt I'm working 2 at a time on magic loop pattern Toast it is on Ravelry.
    They are for a friend battling cancer and so I used The Plucky Knitter Grape Ape Aran Cashmere hoping they would be soft and comfy and bright and happy:)Hugs Darcy


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