Friday, September 23, 2011
Safe Return Mittens
Project: Safe Return Mittens
Pattern: Safe Return Mittens by Robin Hansen, Knitting Traditions Winter 2011
Yarn: Paton's Classic Wool
Yardage: odd balls from assorted projects
Needles: Size 6 and 8
Cast on: September 16, 2011
Notes: I've always wanted some fancy mittens for my walks in the winter. Yes, it's California, but we do have cold mornings, like in the 40s or 50s. I like my delicate fingers stay warm so I can keep on knitting and tapping the keyboard. The pattern is supposed to be waves in different shades of blue, but I'm too lazy for that. Even with two colors for the body and three color stripes on the cuff, I'm reminded why I never loved color work -- so many ends to weave in, so fidgety! I'm also knitting at a much looser gauge than the pattern, so I'm using Child Large sizing for me. The magazine Knitting Traditions is one of those once-in-a-while magazines from Interweave Knits, and it's more expensive than regular magazines, but it's full of good content and very worth keeping.
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