2.01.2011

"Patterned Mittens" by Veronique Avery FO

Wow, I haven't done this in a while...

Pattern: "Patterned Mittens"
Designer": Veronique Avery
Source: Knitting 24/7
Yarn: Ella Rae (Blues), Galway Heather (Brown),Sheldridge Farms W4 Soft Touch (Green)
Needles: 4mm dpn's
Start: November 2010 Finish: January 8, 2011
Modifications: Reworked pattern to accommodate Worsted yarn rather than the finer Shetland of the pattern


Darling Daughter has small, slender hands so custom mittens are great for her. I made her a pair a couple of year's ago but she now realizes her" custom" specs were too wide and too short.

As you can see these, knit on stitches picked up from a long garter stitch cuff knit as a panel and then grafted into the round are more than generous in length.
I played around with a couple of different colour combinations but decided the super bright green was better featured as an accent on the thumb than as the too bossy second colour on the lonng cuff.

The colourwork across the back of the hand is a slip stitch pattern cleverly combined with purl stitches.  The colours carry on straight across the palms in solid stockinette stripes.
The only disappointment with these is that in switching to worsted I didn't take into account I should use a smaller than called for needle size to ensure a nice firm, wind proof fabric. With these a bit too drafty for these bitter January days I immediately cast on for something a bit cozier...and that will be stuff of tomorrow's FO post! Here's a sneak peek of that second pair lying atop the first...

Thanks for dropping by!

6 comments:

Aline said...

What a cool stitch! I have a weakness for garter stitch too...

Anne Campbell said...

I really like those! Great pattern and marvelous color combination. Looking forward to more!

Brenda said...

Those are great mitts, Marie.I love your colour choices. From yesterday's post- your dog is beautiful. Very well groomed:)

Siga said...

Oh, I love these. I think my mitten queue is going to explode one of these days...

morewithles said...

Those are REALLY cute!

Sandra said...

It really does seem to be mitten season, doesn't it?