Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunny Mittens

I love these mittens!

I've been wanting to knit myself a pair of mittens before winter this year but was a little hesitant considering my last go at mittens wasn't so great. The mittens were too loose, and one was bigger than the other.  Of course, a year has passed since then and my knitting has gotten a bit better. 

For starters, these are the same size! I did shorten the pattern a bit since I have small hands. I used Malabrigo Worsted in Pollen and while I'm generally not attracted to yellow items, I am in love with this color. It is not too bright and just so buttery. The mittens only used up half a skein so perhaps there is a matching neck warmer in my future.

Now that I'm kind of on a mitten kick, and once I manage to finish my first colorwork project, I think I may take on knitting these mittens. They are so pretty, and besides the fact that I love butterflies, I really like the navy and yellow color combination. They are also being sold as a kit, which would make it easier for me than going out and buying the yarn and all separately.

Hooray for new mittens!

Pattern: Lychee Mittens by Kate Gagnon Obsorn
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in Pollen, 1/2 a skein
Needles: #6 and #8 dpns, smaller size for cuff
Began: August 21
Completed: August 27


  1. I've never seen that Malabrigo colorway. I bet they feel good, too.

  2. Nice mittens! Malabrigo is so soft!! I bet the mittens are like butter.

  3. LOVE that color! Yes, a matching neck warmer is a must.

  4. I love your mittens also! Those butterfuly mittens are pretty and should make for an enjoyable knit. Wouldn't they be fun for a knit-along?

  5. Hooray indeed! I definitely think a matching neck warmer is in order ~

    Love the butterfly mitts you chose. One can never have enough mittens!

  6. so bright and pretty. you are actually making me crave cold weather!

  7. Just need to say, i love your blog! Will follow your projects from now on! /Maja in Sweden

  8. these are gorgeous! i love the color. these are sure to bring sunshine during the cold winter.


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