Dressing To The Conditions.

More icy weather is on the way and a few people are in need of reinforcements. This set was made from a thick fairisle jersey and lined with black fleece. The jersey had a nice deep rib around the bottom which made perfect long cuffs. I just traced around James’ hand to get the right kind of size and shape for the mittens. They’re in the required school colours of green and black. Sort of.

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Henry’s set was made from a bottle green jersey and navy fleece. I sewed the mittens using this tutorial from Five Green Acres. Simple as long as you go slowly and use a walking foot. I added a cuff of navy fleece so the wind can’t whistle underneath.

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They also make pretty good puppets. I found Henry in bed last night with his mittens on, right hand having a fairly animated conversation with his left.

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2 responses to “Dressing To The Conditions.

  1. What a great idea. I am so going to do this. It could be a great winter holiday project for next week…..now which child is going to help me!

    • Floss

      We had a lot of fun looking for the fair isle jerseys too. Your big girl would be able to make these by herself 🙂

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