I made some mitts!
Project: Winter Track Mitts
Pattern: Fried Chicken Mittens (modified)
Designer: Ellen Mason
Available: FREE on Ravelry
The Fried Chicken Mittens pattern is one of my favorites. The mittens fit great, and the pattern is quick and easy to followp So, when my eldest son asked for a pair of warm mittens for outdoor track practice this winter, I knew exactly which pattern I’d use. Yarn choice was fraught — he wanted “dark blue or dark grey” with little or no color variation. I showed him some tweedy blue from my stash, and he wanted to know what “all those white flecks” were for :). No go on the tweedy blue. Fortunately, I found the perfect skein of plush worsted merino at NEFF:
I was a little afraid it would be TOO heathered for his delicate sensibilities, but lucky for me — he gave the subtle colorway the official teenage thumbs up. Since he had originally asked for mittens, I started making mittens. About halfway through the palm I did a fitting, and he asked if I could “stop making them before the fingers closed.” After a quick conversation I realized he was asking for fingerless mitts, so that’s what I made.
He liked them so much, he let me take a picture or two!