Silver Dream Mittens by DROPS Designs FO

Pattern: Silver Dream Mittens by Drops Designs
Source: Free pattern on Drops Design Web Site
Yarn: Orkney Angora St.Magnus Dk and Rowan Baby Merino Silk Dk
Colours: Natural and "Dawn"
Source: Loop in London and Romni Wools Toronto
Needles: 3.75 mm dpn's
Start: February 13 Finish: March 23, 2015
  Modifications: Switched Light for Dark on Chart to reverse main and contrast colours

The impossible creaminess of these three fibres together; the hairy halo of the Angora, the soft substance of the Baby Merino but also a hint of the sheen and drape of the Silk really takes these over the top as soon as you slip one on. 

The natural St Magnus and the slightly greyed, cool violet Rowan melt together in contrast to the sharp, geometric shapes of the colour work pattern - especially the big X's up the back of the hand. (The photos artificially enhance the appearance of the colours' contrast with each other In fact, in reality it was often hard to tell the colours apart when knitting them.) 

Soft while sharp.

Meltingly supple while graphically strong.

They slip on and the feeling is of warmth without any constriction of the mitten around the hand...

Love, love, love this combination!

It intrigues me to try to create another, different one. 'Think I'd better  return the extra ball of Rowan to Romni before I'm tempted to just do more of this one!

Thanks for dropping by!


Steven said...

Absolutely beautiful! The way these colors and fibers work together is fairly magical.

Anonymous said...

I second that beautiful comment!
Another stunning project completed.

Lorraine said...

Marie- They are beautiful. What I love about Nordic mittens is the way they shape to your hand.

Brendaknits said...

The yarn is gorgeous. The colours soft and peaceful. But most excellent of all us the wonderful knitting. Too bad it's not fall fair season. These are ribbon worthy.

Needles said...

I love the halo. Just yummy soft.