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.)
Meltingly supple while graphically strong.
They slip on and the feeling is of warmth without any constriction of the mitten around the hand...
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