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!
They look so beautiful, great colour work 😊
Those look good enough to eat!! Is that the same pattern Avi was m making? It looks different in those colours. Hope the yarn is long enough xx
Contagios!! Funnily enough I’d been considering doing these with green… but my yarn is too thin for this pattern (and too thick to hold double!)!!
I bet you could find an unobtrusive match for the couple of metres you’ll need for the thumbs if you run out, but a cheeky contrast would be fun, too!!
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