Iron Craft ’15 Challenge #7 – Dalek Mittens

For this challenge, we were to craft around the letter “D.” I went through lists of things starting with “D” in my head trying to come up with an idea. I was a little stumped and then thought of my current Netflix binge, Doctor Who. (Yes, I am a little late to the party.) Could I make mittens that looked like Daleks?! The shape was pretty close, so I thought I’d give it a try.
Iron Craft '15 Challenge #7 - Dalek Mittens
Daleks have come in lots of different colors and have had slightly different design feature through out the years. I took my inspirations from this one
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and these.
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My mittens are meant to be a side view with the thumb as the “arm.” I didn’t add a second “arm” because I thought something else sticking out there might be annoying to wear.

I almost didn’t get these done on time, they just went in for blocking yesterday. I ripped the first one back three or four times to change things up, so the pattern is not quite ready yet. I’ll have it available here on Thursday.

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5 Comments to Iron Craft ’15 Challenge #7 – Dalek Mittens
    • SmallerPlaces
    • Oh, how cool! Those are obviously Daleks to anybody who’s ever seen a Dalek… and for those who haven’t, it’s a nifty geometric design with a retro futuristic feel.

    • DrRuss
    • My friends got the reference immediately. I am always amazed at how you plot these designs and then turn them into real products. Another spectacular project.

    • Virginia
    • These are awesome! I pinned them with fear and trembling, knowing my daughter will want me to forget all my WIP for these – even though it won’t be mitten weather for a while.

      • Kat
      • The pattern will be up tomorrow, so you can get started. The nice thing is these are a really quick knit. I did them in a week.

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