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Thursday, February 14, 2008

My favorite new fingerless mitt pattern, Evangeline.
I have seen these around, but was really drawn to them when Tiennie showed them in a whole array of beautiful colors.
I thought it only appropriate to make them in red for my friend Michelle, who celebrates her birthday on Valentines Day.  The pattern has two lengths.  Wrist or Elbow.  This pair is a little in between with five repeats of the pattern before the thumb.  A total of six repeats.
And a Valentine gift for my mother.  I made hers a little shorter.  She thought they would be nice to wear inside the house for those cooler days in Florida.  Three repeats before the thumb for a total of four repeats.

I used Cascade 22o Superwash, on size 7 dpn's.
Happy Valentines Day!

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59 comments

  1. lovely! i myself am debating if i should knit evangeline or these to coordinate with the simple hat and scarf set in cables untangled. which do you think?
    happy valentine's day!! xoxo

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  2. they are great, I need to make some someday! you've got some lucky friends.

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  3. Anonymous2/14/2008

    where are the blondies for your honey:)

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  4. Gorgeous! I love the color!!!!!

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  5. Beautiful! What a perfect gift for a Valentine's baby!

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  6. They are wonderful! Such great color!

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  7. both super cute! I love longer mitts, but for Florida, I can see the shorter ones being useful! Did you get all 4 mitts out of one skein?

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  8. You are such a generous person, Leslie!!! I love the red handwarmers and you knit them beautifully. Happy day to you an your loved ones.

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  9. Love them. And red - how perfect! The little heart ribbon is such a cute touch.

    I have been itching to make these too...

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  10. I don't know where I've been but I just saw these for the first time a few days ago...and now yours are so beautiful too! I must put these on my list.

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  11. love those. the color, everything about them is so great!
    P.S. anytime you are in Maine you so have a dinner invitation!

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  12. Barbie will love them. What a great color...perfect for today's celebration.

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  14. Anonymous2/14/2008

    Guess what?Barbie just saw her Valentine present.Hope they arrive soon.It was 45 when I went to the IRMC this am and 61 when I came home.
    Your tangled yoke is really beautiful and it looks great no exquisite on you.You are adorable in in and hubby should get something special for his hand in the photo.Love you and HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO YOU.
    HUGS AND KISSES

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  15. You and Tiennie have convinced me. I just added these gloves to my queue. Beautiful color.

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  16. beautiful..... really beautiful work. well done.
    luv Abby

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  17. I just finished a pair of these in green! We could be elves! Or, I suppose I friends could. I like them in red. Maybe I will get started on my own rainbow! Well, maybe not the whole rainbow. They looks great!

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  18. happy valentine's day to you too. they're lovely!

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  19. These are in my queue - your are perfect!

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  20. Happy Valentine's Day to you. These are so pretty and wrapped with a love. I am a sucker for pretty ribbons and handmade tags:)

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  21. what a nice gift for your friend and mother. they are really striking in that perfect red color! i bet they both will love them!

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  22. The colour is PERFECT for Valentines! :)

    Happy Valentines Day!

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  23. They look great. I hope your mom wears them well! Happy Valentines's Day!

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  24. So glad to see that Ikea mug making another blog appearance--the mitts are fantastic!

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  25. Oh wow. Beautiful knits! I think I have to finally make some after seeing all these posts about Evangeline.

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  26. gorgeous!

    2 pairs out of one skein?

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  27. so beautiful! Those are next on my list.

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  28. Lovely mitts! I'm so impressed you had it together to finish these for VDay. I might think ON VDAY, "Say, those would be a nice valentine's knit..." but then, you know, tomorrow's the 15th. :-)

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  29. I love the red... and the in between length! I think that is the way to go:)

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  30. oh, those are sweet!

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  31. those are so beautiful. I haven't been knitting much this last month since Christmas, but just picked up a scarf for myself today. Can't wait to have my first finished piece for myself.

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  32. I normally do not care for the wrist warmers, but these are very nice. And . . you did these using Cascade?!?!? The color is really pretty!!

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  33. What beautiful valentines! Lucky gals!

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  34. wow those are so pretty and just in time for V day and Project Spectrum. The knitting universe is aligning just for you!

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  35. these are so ridiculously fabulous. (note to self: learn to knit already.) i hope your valentines day was lovely!

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  36. once again just gorgeous work! Thanks for the pattern. I think i am going to make these for one of my friends.

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  37. The mitts are gorgeous, especially in that red color.

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  38. Tiennies knits as so inspiring aren't they. Yours look so nice, especially with the gift tag.

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  39. Anonymous2/15/2008

    Pretty!!

    Rene'

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  40. Those are so cute! Makes me want to knit some also.

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  41. I love the color of your mitts, and how you wrapped them with pretty ribbon. I've had to jump on the band wagon, and I knit my first 'Evangaline' last night ;-) Hope to do the second one today, then I think it's about time I blogged again. I post more often on my 'daily blog', but I haven't knit much this week due to painting in the game room, so haven't had much to write about re: yarn and such!
    Have a lovely weekend. Did you make cookies this week?

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  42. I love them!.. I've been thinking of these to knit myself...So pretty...I'm not a typical RED person.. but that color I really LOVE!.

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  43. Gorgeous!!! They looks soooooooo cozy.

    Tanya

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  44. Oh, they're awesome. Happy Valentines day :)

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  45. awesome! those are great. you and tiennie are making me want to cast on for a pair, like, yesterday ;-)

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  46. These are really beautiful! I may need to make some for my daughter's teacher. :) hmmm...

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  47. they are great. i love the bright colour, and a Happy Birthday to your friend.

    where do i get this pattern ? i love to knit a pair for myself while waiting for DD in the ice skating rink.

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  48. Great, i found the pattern. Tks.

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  49. Very pretty! Such a thoughtful gift! I may have to make a pair with the leftover 220 from dad's sweater!

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  50. Those are so pretty! You are a great Friend and daughter!

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  51. Also, thanks for the nice words too!

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  52. The colour is wonderful! The mittens look fabulous.

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  53. I like the gloves and the card you made to go with it.

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  54. OK. I know you think I spend my days just walking around copying you, making your same sweaters, eating your same cookies, and making your same fingerless mitts, and well... it's true.

    But darnit, mine are brown. And I kept 'em.

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  55. Those are just perfect! I could use a pair when I am in the store since it is an old building, and drafty, my wrists and hands always get cold! I am going to have to check out the pattern, could be the cure for my knitting hiatus!

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  56. I love those! It's a little advanced for me yet as I'm still sticking to the safe stuff (scarves and blankets - pretty well anything that's square!)

    I'll definitley have to learn to make these though if I want to keep my hands warm in my office this winter!

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  57. The evangeline mitts look so squishy and gorgeous. Your mum is lucky to have her own pair too, and I love the color.

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