Pat's Knitting and Quilting
January 4, 2012
Off to a good start for the NaKniMitMo KAL (a great place for mitten inspiration this month!) I started these in November, but they've been sitting around without thumbs or tips for almost 2 months. I decided I had to finish this pair and one other partially done pair before starting and new mittens! LOVE them :)
Started with 2 beautiful braids of Fat Cat Knits Handpainted Falkland Wool
Spun each bump into regular 3 ply yarn- each skein is 62 grams (2.1 ounces)/132 yards
and knit these simple striped mittens - Alternating 2 colors and always carrying the same color on top/bottom creates ridges that look like one color has been knit above the other - looks kind of like corduroy. (I kept the orange dominant and stranded a little more tightly than usual which gave these great dimension!)
Pattern: "Striped Mittens" from Favorite Mittens by Robin Hansen
Next pair should be done shortly - I'm several inches past the thumb gusset - then on to some brand new mittens!