My LYS (local yarn shop) had a great sale at the beginning of the month to celebrate Labor Day in the US. I still had some of the gift certificate Mr. Aitch gave me for Christmas last year so I took advantage of the sale.
Enter one finished project:
The pattern is Shirl’s Mittlets done in a tonal worsted weight Araucania Natural Wool in color# 67 Powder Blue. The yarn was marked down by 60% and it was so soft and pretty and an obvious choice for these mittlets.
I gifted them to my friend, Pat, who just happened to be the 1,000th commenter on my blog.
The pattern is written for different weights of yarn from Aran to worsted, DK all the way to fingering weight. The varying needle sizes make it very versatile.
My modifications were to lengthen the thumb by knitting four more rows on the thumb section and four rows in k1, p1 ribbing.
This pattern uses a small amount of yarn. I think I can get at least two more pairs of these from the same hank of yarn.
The cable is a great intro for anyone afraid to try it. Shirl’s instructions are very clear and the pattern is very well written. I think I’ll be making a lot more of these in the future.