These mittens had a tenuous start. Knitted Mittens were offered to a fellow knitter for her recent birthday. They were supposed to be Keefely Mittens, but having done those 3 times already, I was just not ready to do them a 4th time. Looking through Rav I just wasn’t finding the right pattern for the sport weight. I finally looked at the books on hand and found my Folk Mittens and was able to determine Halland Mittens were doable with yarn on hand.
After a trip to Florida and back, these are finished and ready for gifting.
Yarn used is Northampton Sport, Valley Yarns at Webs. I purchased 8 skeins long ago to make a stranded hat. You know how it goes when you are trying colors purchased online, you end up ordering more than needed to get the best color combos. So I had fairly full skeins of 8 colors left over. Time to use it up! I think I can make 3-4 more pair of mittens. Maybe Christmas gifts this year? I am already thinking of using two of the greens plus the natural to make myself another pair. Cause the 2 pair I already have, plus the 1 I already planned to make, and a green pair, aren’t enough. Right?
Here are some of the photos taken along the way. I just love seeing stranded work take shape.
Now off to enjoy my knitting buds at our weekly knit together. Such a wonderful group of ladies to be with each week. I hope you are able to enjoy knitting with friends, it truly is a great way to enjoy our craft.