I made something out of yarn that I made!
Project: Handspun Chicken Mittens
Pattern: Fried Chicken Mittens
Designer: Ellen Mason
Available: FREE! on Ravelry
Yarn: my very first handspun yarn
Fried Chicken Mittens is my very favorite “just a mitten” pattern. The way the thumb increases are done make for a superior fit! I knew I would be a bit short on yardage, and my handspun yarn was in two or three different weights. I started with the most irregular/bulky/fuzzy yarn at the cuff, and knit less cuff than called for. I knit the mittens two at a time, so that if I needed to turn them into fingerless mitts, they’d be at the same point. I joined in the mid-range yarn shortly after the cuff, and then swapped to the best yarn as that ran out.
I knew I would be cutting it VERY close.
As you can see, I ended up short by the tip of one thumb. I stole a bit of yarn from the first batch spun on my new spinning wheel, and called it good.