It’s that time of year again.
Football games, woodsmoke, falling leaves, and chilly days.
Perfect weather for some fingerless mittens.
Lucky for me, someone donated this wool sweater to the thrift store because they washed it and thought it was ruined.
It is 100% wool which “felts” when washed and dried. The fibers become tight and won’t fray.
Cut off the bottom of the sleeve to the desired length of the mitten.
Make a paper pattern of your hand.
Turn the sleeve inside out and sew up the side to fit.
Then sew a triangular seam between the thumb and first finger.
Turn it right side out.
Use a blanket stitch to finish off the edges.
Here’s a good tutorial to learn how to do the blanket stitch.
Now you’ve got some new stylish fingerless mittens to wear this fall.
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