Friday, December 04, 2009

A thumbless mitten

A few weeks ago a friend put out an email to her knitting friends, "I need a mitten for my brother in law." Her brother in law had a stroke and lost the function of his right hand. The mitten had to be big with a long cuff and no thumb.

I could knit a mitten. I went online and found a pattern a the Victoria and Albert Museum. It already called for a long cuff and I modified the pattern so the thumb doesn't leave the body of the mitten, and so the cap and bottom were completely attached instead of hinged. I love how the lines of the pattern hug the gusset.

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