I thought I would have to go without a post today because I hadn't taken pictures this morning, but then I remembered these Jacoby mitts. They are the last of my really old fos. (Finally, I'm freeing up some brain space for remembering things other than details of old fos, heh.)
My mil rarely requests handknits, but when she does, she's quite specific, so none of that vague, guessing around, will-she won't-she like it business. At the end of last year, as cold weather set in, she wanted a pair of fingerless mitts, in thin. black. yarn. Can't say I was thrilled about that but at least I knew they would be well received. I had some Sundara sock yarn left over from Tiit's socks, and knit these using the free Berroco Jacoby pattern. It's easier to see on the website the detail of the neat way the gusset is formed from one of the ribs.
(Can you see from the newspaper that it was Finland's National Day? Told you this was an ooold fo!)
Then in May, I used the remaining stripey yarn, also from Tiit's socks, and made another pair for the niece.
The 2x2 ribs make these very stretchy, and they'd fit a big variety of sizes. I highly recommend this pattern if you only have 40-50 g of fingering weight yarn (preferably stripey, ok?), and need a quickie-ish gift. Speaking of which, I need to get going on my gift knitting!
Have a great weekend!