Introducing my latest pattern: the Trinette Hat and Mitten set!
(Photos from Classic Elite!)
Pattern: Trinette Hat and Trinette Mittens
Designer: Rachel Henry (that’s me!)
Available: $6 on Ravelry, or as part of the booklet #9245 “Belle” (from Classic Elite Yarns)
Yarn: CEY Liberty Wool; MC: 7815 “Bright Olive”; CC 7865 “Violet Glen”
- Hat only: 2 balls MC, 1 ball CC
- Mittens only: 2 balls MC, 1 ball CC
- Hat & Mittens: 3 balls MC, 2 balls CC
This vibrant hat use a variety of different techniques to create playful color changes and textures.
Christine (of Christine Guest Designs) has been blogging about Coordinating Contrast Mittens for a while now. It’s kind of brilliant — knit two mittens from two different patterns, so you don’t get bored. If you use the same yarn, it’s all good — one can tell your fraternal mittens are meant to be a pair.
She featured my Daisy Ruth Mittens as a potential match for her Holly Mittens — I think they’re a good match!
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.
I made some chicken mittens!
Project: Chicken Mittens
Pattern: Honeycock Mittens
Available: sometime after July 2013
Yarn: BMFA Socks That Rock Mediumweight in “Doodle Doo” (red), “Honey Cocka” (yellow), and “Valkyrie Fledge” (purple)
This was the July Rockin’ Sock Club “not a sock” pattern. The club yarn was GORGEOUS, as you can see. I loved the whimsy of the chicken mittens.
I have to say I was a bit disappointed in how the red/purple colorwork on the cuff just doesn’t show up as colorwork — the colorways just overlapped too much, sharing more than one red/brown hue. Similarly, some of the brown in the yellow colorway was close enough to the brown in the red colorway that some of the rooster’s tail can be a bit hard to see. This makes him look off-center on the mitten.
However these are minor quibbles. After waiting (and waiting, and waiting) for the mittens to dry, they have become my go-to mittens this season. Honey Cocka Doodle Doo, my Valkyrie Fledge!