Pattern: Tvaandsstickning Mittens
Source: Mairi McKissock
Yarn: Ella Rae Classic Solids (Navy #30), Sheppard Classic (Cream) Worsted
Needles: 3 mm dpns
Start: May 3, 2011 Finish September 30 2012
I am surprised at the reaction to them in my house. Non-knitting, "itchy"wool wary, "mom why do you knit such weird stuff" offspring - male and female and even My Beloved have asked about them, unsolicited tried them on and remarked how warm they will likely be, how they will stop the wind even how in February these mitts are sure to keep out the chill.
They actually like the way they look! The graphic navy and white of these stripy mittens wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea - I thought but I've recently been told by those same offspring these mitts have a "vintage, hand crafted "look" that is popular right now! Knock me over with a feather!
I admit sorting out "Z" vs. "S" plied yarns is beyond my interest so who knows if I used the right yarn to maximize the benefits of twisting but they seem to have worked out quite well even if all they are is simply stranded.
Textured detail (charted) for the mitten backs...
The new yarn, a heathered oatmeal and heathered navy will produce a softer look than the more contrasting cream and dark navy I used first time around.