Saturday, August 25, 2012

Waiting for Winter Mittens

Hi Knitters,
The winner of The Stella Collection is JerseyShoreDeb (rav id)! Congratulations to Debby and thank you to everyone who entered. I have another giveaway coming up that includes lots of yarn and lots of books. Stay tuned for that.

I have to share the mittens I finished yesterday. They are incredible if I do say so myself. I knit them from 150 yards of my handspun yarn from Dyeabolical roving in the Themyscira colorway. You can read all about the yarn by clicking right here.

I started and restarted these mittens many times over. I couldn't get them quite right at first due to the gauge and the handspun yarn. Finally, I settled on US size 6 needles which knit up the handspun at 4.5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch. The handspun is definitely a worsted weight.

Really, these are just about perfect. The fit is the best, the fabric is dense and squishy, which is perfect for warmth, and the colors in the yarn make a gorgeous pair of mittens.

I love these mittens!

I am working on a new mitten pattern that will have 3 sizes, small, medium and large, and can be used with any worsted weight yarn. This handspun pair fits me and it is in the medium size. I am going to knit a couple of more pairs, one in Noro Kureyon and the other in Fresh Isle Fibers watermelon striping worsted. I'll share along the way.

Now I'm just waiting for winter.....

Have a super weekend, Knitters.
best, susie