A fox is the school mascot for three of our grandkids so I gravitate towards those pattern charts if I want to knit something for them. These Foxy Friends mitts by Fiona Alice fit the bill and were so quick and easy to knit as I began them Friday evening and finished both mitts by Sunday afternoon.
The worsted weight yarn made for the speed and using the larger needle size for the stranded colorwork helped keep the tension looser.
If I knit these again (and I’m sure I will as three kids can’t/won’t share one pair), I will continue the thumb pattern on the palm side as there will be shorter yarn floats in which fingers could get caught. These mitts are super warm with the double layer of wool used for the fox faces.
Yarns used: Cascade Heather in Jet and Japanese Maple. Brunswick Germantown Knitted Worsted in Ecru. I used less than a fourth skein (I need a yarn scale!!) of each color.
This was a fun pattern and used less than a ball of Knit Picks Stroll fingering weight yarn. This Duchess Heather is a rich, royal heathery purple. I probably used a bit more than half. (I so need a scale!)
The finished mitts look rather nondescript until on the hand. The ribbing adds a nice vertical detail.
Since both mitts are the same (no difference between the left and right ones), it’s quite easy to get into the rhythm and finish them quickly.