Fresh mittens

Fresh mittens, with thumbs this time! I used the ‘Snowflakes’ pattern from Lesley Anne Price’s Kids Knits, in 4ply alpaca wool. I haven’t had much experience with colourwork, so knitting these in the round were a bit of a challenge. If anyone has any tips on working with more than one colour in the round (for example, how do you strand the yarn on the ends of the needles evenly?), I would love to know them.

Knitting the thumb, front and back.

The finished mitten, front and back.

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A Long Day

I got home this evening and started work on a pair of mittens for a friend’s new (well, 14 month-old) baby.

A long day must have taken its toll.. because I’ve only just realised that I’ve missed out the thumb. Oh dear, mitten fail. Maybe I’ll try again tomorrow.

The pattern I tried (and failed) to use is one from Leslie Anne Price’s Kids Knits, unfortunately now out of print. I highly recommend it.