Monday, 30 April 2018

A pile of mitts

I should have taken a photograph of the ones I am wearing today, as still not shown here and they are my favourites... But wristwarmers. Today - the last day of April. My, it is chilly. Anyway, this pile were all Christmas presents for Patch's lovely teachers (which will hopefully explain the dark quality of these photographs)

The pattern I enjoyed knitting the most was the camp out fingerless mitts
 This is a free Ravelry pattern by tante ehm, and was such a fun way to use up some leftovers. The main part of the mitts are in Drops big merino - the lighter colour is marble, and the dark anthracite. For the garter stitch section of the lighter mitt I held some discovered mohair looking yarn with the strand of marble, and for the darker mitts used up some Rico fashion country Aran in aubergine.

Next is a pattern I have wanted to make for an age, because of my love of garter stitch
The pattern is from the book Stylish Knit Scarves and Hats with Mademoiselle Sophie, and are an even easier make then the camp out fingerless mitts, which do require some picking up stitches. These were made from a random ball of Rowan pure wool dk in the parsley colourway. So satisfying finding lovely knits for these long hoarded balls of yarn.

And the last pair are another free Ravelry pattern, this time the maize mitts by tin can knits, made in Drops big merino marble again. I did spy poor Hettie wearing hers this morning as she huddled in the playground before school. Always lovely to see hand knits being worn, but not at the end of April. Here's hoping for some warmer weather! Though you may have to put up with seeing woolly, wintry makes for a little longer here as I have a lot of catching up to do...


  1. yes.....still wearing a hat and scarf today and it is the last day of April!
    love the mitts xx

    1. We had a lovely sunny day in Suffolk... hope you did too. And it might just continue for the bank holiday weekend!