Monday, November 16, 2009

Mittens mittens mittens!

I am so in love with these mittens! I was inspired to knit a pair after seeing these gorgeous mitts that were knit with handspun. I thought to myself - I have tons of handspun and I never seem to know what to make with just a single skein. Here is my solution!

Handspun mittens

Pattern: Classic Mittens - a simple free vintage knitting pattern on Ravelry here and online here
Yarn: Handspun dyed by Hello Yarn in the Turkey Attack colorway.
Needles: Size 8 DPNs
Mods: I just used the pattern as a guide and adjusted the fit as needed. That's the beauty of mittens - you can try them on as you go!

Here's the yarn before knitting it up:

Hello Yarn's Turkey Attack

Love these colors - they will go with my entire wardrobe.

I actually knit these in about 5 hours total - I just couldn't put them down!

Handspun mittens

Handspun mittens

Handspun mittens

8 comments:

Trillian42 said...

So cute! What a great idea - I've got a few bits of handspun that could use a purpose - maybe I'll have to follow your lead.

iknitipurl said...

LOVE the colors. Great job with the handspun!

Monika said...

Lovely mittens! The yarn looks wonderful. I like the colors.

bySarah said...

Its probably going to be hard for you to hear this post over all the racket of me search through my basket of handspun to find the perfect skein for my own handspun mittens!!

LOVE THEM!!

Of course your yarn is completely gorgeous, and they totally will go with everything!!

turtlegirl76 said...

Oooh pretty! Love the mittens! I hope you get a lot of use out of them!

Zonda said...

Fabulous mittens!!

MsJoanie said...

Those are gorgeous! So, now I just need a pair with a long string in between them for Simon :-)

Ruth's Place said...

Stunning mittens. The yarn is fabulous.