The last time we talked about knitting I had 5 projects in progress and they were all orange and black. At this point two of those projects are finished: Dale’s hat and the Jo March Mitts. The man socks are still in progress, as is the shawl. And the orange peace cowl has been sent to the frog pond and restarted with different yarn in beautiful jewel tones instead.
Let’s have a look at those Jo March Mitts, hmmmm?
These were so much fun to knit! The pattern is well written and easy to follow. I added an extra inch or so of length to the cuff because I love a fingerless mitt that goes up my arm just a bit.
The cables are reversed on the left and right hand which is a nice detail. And there’s just something about cables that make a project go really quickly. Well. Really quickly when you actually, you know, work on it.
Can I tell you a secret? The reason I rarely knit mittens and mitts is because I hate knitting thumbs. They are fiddly and you want to just be done already and then you have to deal with thumbs. This time, though, I embraced the thumb knitting. I loved it and cherished every moment of it. Yep.
I wore them all last weekend at SPA and they are perfect. The fit is great due to all those cables and the yarn (Malabrigo Rios in the color Glazed Carrots) is soft and smooshy and I’m so glad to have finished them.
Jo March Mitts. The pattern is free so get yourself some luxurious yarn and make some for yourself.