Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Polar Vortex Mittens

More Polar Vortex sewing:


The fingerless mitts I have been wearing  just haven't been warm enough while we suffer through the Polar Vortex this winter.
I used a wool sweater that I had felted when it got tossed into the donation bin, and this online tutorial. Instead of lining with fleece, I used a cotton knit. It sure is a lot quicker to SEW knit mittens than it is to KNIT them!





6 comments:

  1. What a great idea to recycle an old sweater. Did you line the mittens? They look warm and cozy!!

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    1. Yes, I did :-) I used a cotton knit from my stash....the pattern suggest using fleece, but I didn't want a bulky mitten, just a WARM one LOL!

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  2. Oh, I could use a pair of these about now! I love the addition of the bright, cheerful button!

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    1. They are so warm! I made a pair for my husband to use when he mans the snowblower and he really likes them :-)

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  3. I discovered making polar
    Mitts when I first moved to Chicago. My grandmother gave me an old flannel blanket that I used to line my mitts with. Got me through that first winter!!

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    1. The flannel blanket is such a good idea! That's one smart grandma :-)

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