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Wool and the Gang – Josie Gloves

Happy Star Wars week!!! Do you have your tickets yet?  My husband and I have had ours for months and are SO excited to see The Force Awakens on Saturday!!

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Now, back to knitting.  My most recent FO [finished object] are the Josie Gloves, pattern and yarn by Wool and the Gang! This is a fabulous knitting kit that comes with everything you need to create a rockin’ pair of mitts in NO time.  Seriously, I knit up one of these mitts in a matter of hours one evening while binge watching Sex and the City [for the second time].

I love everything about Wool and the Gang, their aesthetic, their modern knitwear….and their YARN!  This particular pattern came with Sheepaca, a luscious blend of baby alpaca and merino wool, making it pretty much the softest yarn ever.  The ivory white spoke to me, which was a little strange, since I’m always so drawn to color.

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I knit these mitts per the pattern, using the Sheepaca yarn held double.  But I did make a small modification to the right mitt pattern.  In order for the right and left mitt to match, I changed the following for the instructions for the Right Mitten:

Line 3: “Knit until you have 12 sts left of the round….” instead of the 11 as written.

As it was written, the knit column of the ribbed cuff was not lining up with the knit column of the cable, so I shifted it over.  Then I modified accordingly with thumb gusset placement.  This modification was for myself, and I still feel the pattern was very well-written and easy to follow.  There are tutorials, and links to videos to help with all of the techniques.  Even a brand new knitter could pick up this pattern in the morning and have a pair of mitts by supper time!

I blocked my mitts by soaking them in water and wool wash for about 10 minutes, then folded them into a towel to absorb a lot of the moisture.  I laid them out on my blocking mats without pinning until they were dry; they are pretty thick so I did have to flip them over a couple of times. They are a perfect fit!

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See my Ravelry project page for more photos and information!  Happy knitting and may the force be with you!

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