Posted on Monday the 28th March 2016 by Will Cook for Shoes
We are still dealing with a little bit of snow in these parts. The temps are hovering around zero degrees, so it won't last long. It feels like we are on the verge of spring temps but it's not warm enough yet to get rid of a few pieces of winter wear.
These mitts are perfect for this transition season. They are warm when they need to be warm, but they aren't too warm. And the pattern is super cute.
I used this pattern for the main design on the wrist. The pattern is for fingerless gloves, but I just kept knitting and make them into full mitts.
The yarn is this beautiful Sublime baby cashmere merino silk dk. It was super nice to work with for this project. The twist stays nice and tight. I always rewind my yarn when I'm working with a project where I'm needed two skeins of yarn. I find when it's in ball format it delivered the yarn in a smoother format.
And can we talk about these knitting needles for a second? I swear by knitting mitts and socks using the two-at-a-time method. So much less counting of rows this way. And I prefer circular knitting needles (over double pointed). These are Knit Pro Cubics. This is the first time I've used square needles over round. I've heard they are supposed to be really comfortable to work with… and I would agree!!
I love this mitt project. I've made them several times now.
If you haven't done colour work before, this is a great project to start with. It's just enough to get started without being too confusing.
Do you still have snow where you are? Mitts or fingerless gloves? Round or square knitting needles?