specs: worsted weight yarn, size 4 US dpns, wooden
size: women’s medium
light- my hand dyed recycled sweater wool
dark- my hand dyed thrifted wool
on flickr you can see several other photos of this project. i made these promptly after the lapland mittens, using the same shape, simpler colorwork, and my hand dyed yarns. i made them up as i went along and for that reason i had some serious doubts about them at different times during their creation. i wasn’t sure if the color balance was right, how they’d look on the hand, the pattern balance etc. maybe i just need to knit more mittens to get comfortable with them. one issue with this style of mitts- if not knit on tiny needles like the lapland mitts, they need extra reinforcement on the angled tops to make them stay tight together. i’m now a big fan of this style of mitten. i especially like that just the shape makes me think of historical knitting. i also like how they fit. i will be making more.