Some snaps of the 1st Broad Street convertible mitten

I finally got some photos uploaded of the first of the pair. I’m about half way up the palm on the second mitten, about to get to the fingers.

Looking at these, I realize that I need to get photos of someone wearing them.

I used Jeny Staiman’s Interlock Bindoff (from the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Knitty) for several of these fingers… and I love it. Which is not the same as saying that I’ve memorized it.

Finger detail
Finger detail
Back of the convertible mitten
Back of the convertible mitten

I’m particularly pleased with the job I did in picking up stitches across the back of the hand (where I joined the pop-cap portion of the mitten). I haven’t previously done a particularly crafty job of such tasks. I stretched the fabric out across my left hand, and working in strong morning light during my 30-minute train ride to work, I was able to pick up one side of each stitch across the back, using a steel US #0 DPN.

Palm of the convertible mitten
Palm of the convertible mitten

Author: Jorah Lavin

I grew up in New England, moved to the Carolinas in '98 to start working at what was then a large regional bank and is now a really big nationwide bank. I work doing intranet content management and intranet site management. After work, I practice Aikido, knit, ride my motorcycle, read, watch movies & eat. I've been studying Aikido since 2014, and I ride an old Honda Shadow. Someday I want to go skydiving, and I am pretty sure that I want to hike the Appalachian Trail someday.

12 thoughts on “Some snaps of the 1st Broad Street convertible mitten”

  1. Hi, I actually have a question about this pattern, that I’m hoping you can help me with. I’m at the THUMB GUSSET INCREASE section and I have my yarn on 4 needles. So the way it goes is : Knit to the second last stitch of the second row , purl the stitch and then knit the last stitch in that row, knit the next row and then____?
    I was wondering what I do after that. Do I knit another row and the start the pattern over from the same place I started it last time? Or after I knit the “make even” row I begin the pattern from there. Hopefully this all makes sense to you šŸ™‚ I’d be grateful if you could point me in the right direction.

  2. Hello I am trying to make the broad street mittens for my daughter ( i know dont laugh I started the before Christmas and have ripped them out 3 or 4 times. But I am at the part where I need to do the thumb gusset and am nervous about what to do all the youtube video’s show mittens or gloves on 3 needles not 4 … Any help you can give me I have mainly done scarves so this is my first at a glove/mitten

    Thank you
    Kay

  3. I had questions about the broad street mitten, I am about to do the Thumb gusset and I am confused with the wording, when I have looked a video’s of doing mittens or gloves most show them on 3 needles not 4 so that had me a bit perplexed I know there are some errors in the writing of the pattern and didnt know if you had info on how you did them

    Thank you

    Kay

    1. Hi Lesliesworld,
      Did you ever figure out the mittens? I put it aside too hoping to hear from someone on how they worked it? Let me know if you had any luck my daughter is really wanting them for this winter!

      Thanks
      Kay

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