Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dwarven Gear #1 Bofur Mitts

My son's birthday is December 14th. Rather than focus on this new day infamy, we celebrated life.
Jaden was born after my first miscarriage. He was the child I desperately needed in my arms. Everyone commented on how they had never been HUGGED by so young a baby. He still is the first to notice if I am upset and need a hug. This was his first year IN school. It has been wonderful for him and yet such agony for me. Everyday he makes me laugh. He is now 13, but still so desperately my "baby". (I am sure he hates that I wrote that!)

No matter what, after a year of planning, we took him and all the family to see The Hobbit Movie.
The first LOTR movie he came with me as well, though that meant I bought a ticket and stood in a hallway with a fussy baby for 3 hrs. I did threaten Jaden to not do that through this year's movie!

The Hobbit movie is fraught with knitwear! Ori's knitted sweater and hooded c owl. the dwarven mitts and gloves, the scarves. and yak hair wigs! This movie is a fiber addict's dream.

OFCOURSE we have to recreate them! Alot of them are super easy knits. A beginner can easily recreate quite a few, and quick knits because of the bulkier yarn.

Easy so Free Pattern for Bofur's Mitts
In the movie Bofur has grey mitts, but I used what I had on hand.

Bulky yarn

Cast on 24 sts
Work in Seed stitch Row1: [K1,p1] across. Row 2: [P1,k1] across.
Repeat Row 1 and 2 for 32 rows.
Bind off and seam edge leaving a hole for the thumb.

Easy and Quick. 1 pair from 100g (1skein) and maybe 1 hr of knitting.
Birthday Mitts for Jaden


bubbebobbie said...

I love you so much. And I am so happy to be a part of your memories, your lives.

orange_yarn said...

Thanks for the pattern! I finished my pair last night, and I love them! :D

Anonymous said...

My sister has now seen these... and she wants one, I said okay, I'll make them for your bday and she hovered over me and said "Not soon enough" so we have compromised that I'll give them to her for Valentines day.

Albusowner said...

Thanks for this pattern! I agree that The Hobbit is a piece of delight for textures!! Bofur was my favourite character, and I will enjoy recreating these for myself :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I've never ever managed to knit anything in my life before this, but when I saw your Hobbit patterns, I knew I had to get over my dread of knitting. And now I have a pair of lovely Bofur mitts! The instructions were easy to follow once I'd figured out the basics. I'm so thrilled to have discovered a new craft! It would be great to see more dwarf mitt patterns if you're inspired :)

queen of string said...

Thank you for this simple pattern, my mitts are awesome :-)

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