It must have been the sudden drop in the outdoor temperature that made me want to cast on a pair of warm mitts this week – it’s not as if I haven’t got several WIPs on the go already 😉
I’m using King Cole Masham DK for the cream base, and Drops Lima for the contrast green, and it seems to be working well so far. However, I am running a very real risk of not having enough green yarn, as the ball was a left-over from a previous project and only weighed 45 grams, so it’s a bit of a gamble!
The pattern is Selbu Mittens by Skeindeer, and uses a stranded knitting technique to create a snowflake design on the back and a small diamond pattern on the palm.
I have finished the body of the first mitt, and will make the thumb when I know how much (if any!) green wool I have left after working the second mitt.
At the halfway point, the scales suggest I will have enough green for the main body of the second mitt, and hopefully there will be a little left over for a touch of colour on the thumbs … Plan B will be plain cream thumbs, or who knows, even a surprise third colour for added impact! 😀
I’m enjoying the pattern so far – well-written with clear charts and helpful explanations – and I’m pleased with the tension and sizing too.
What are you working on this week? I’d love to hear about it!
Have a lovely week!