When there's a cold snap and you have to walkies three large doggies you really need gloves, but you also need your fingers to juggle leads, get out poopie bags and fumble with zippers and pulls to access treats, not to mention the finger licking process of actually feeding the treats...so fingerless mitts are the ultimate accessory for the fashionable setter owner. The minute I saw these beauties Crisscross Applesauce on the testknit thread in Ravelry I knew I had to have them, and instantly offered to testknit them for young knitwear designer Thistle West.
Testknitters work through knitting the pattern looking for errors in the charts and making suggestions about size and pattern expressions, measurements and readability, and offering project photos to help make the knit come alive when the pattern is released.
The doggies were sleepy after the good long walkies round the snowy park so I let the housework and other work slide and settled in for a marathon knit session. Claire gave the mitt her seal of approval. Yep! The perfect accessory for a setter mama. Thank you Thistledown Knits!