January Mittens

Last spring I started walking around our neighborhood with a few other friends/women. One dropped out due to health issues, one spends her winters in Florida, and one is still walking with me…weather permitting. We don’t walk when it’s raining, snowing, or sleeting. And we haven’t walked together since mid-December. I walked by myself during the second half of the month as my walking buddy was not able to due to prior commitments, doctor appointments, and family concerns.

WB (walking buddy) doesn’t have near the natural insulation (aka fat) that I do so she’s chilled rather easily.

I started knitting these January Mittens by Hanna Leväniemi last month which will keep WB’s hands warmer than gloves.

I am almost finished with the thumb and top shaping left to do on mitten #2

Though the pattern is designed for a child, my Fairisle knitting is looser so it should fit her hands fairly well. It fits my hand!

I’m using worsted weight yarns: Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Oxford and Caron Simply Soft in Ivory. It’s slow going as the US #2.5 (3mm) circular needles are too small for a worsted weight yarn and the stitches are crowded, however, the fabric is extremely dense which should keep one’s hands extremely warm.

An FO will be happening the next day or so!

Patti

11 thoughts on “January Mittens

  1. Well aren’t you a wonderful friend and WB! My friend and I walk every day at lunch. I don’t know what I would do without our daily walks. She is a knitter too! While we don’t knit for one another, we do share wool. 🙂

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  2. I need a walking buddy to chivvy me to walk! I am not as fit as I should be and I have ‘insulation’ but it doesn’t keep me as warm as I want it to. At the moment I admire those who step out in winter, whatever the weather. Well done! And love the mitts!

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