You guys! It took some fits and starts but I finally got my groove on with the Appleseed Mitts.
And I proceeded to knit 3 pairs.
Now. These are unconventional. The yarn I used is Mission Falls 1824 Wool. It’s sadly discontinued and I had 5 skeins in a variety of colors that I bought eons ago but not enough of any one color to knit a pair.
So I mixed it up. Combos of teal and gold, maroon and natural, gold with both maroon and natural just fell off my needles once I got the hang of the pattern.
And speaking of the pattern, it really is great despite my earlier issues. I will say that I used the smaller needle for the cuff and the larger needle for the hand (which is not how the pattern is written) and that worked well for me. Yes, it was initially an error but sometimes mistakes work out for the best. (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it)
This a great project for binge knitting and now I’ve got three Christmas gifts ready to go. There’s only one pair with a definite recipient, the rest are up for grabs, frankly.
Mary K. in Rockport says
Shoot, wish I’d thought of that pattern yesterday when I was embarking on a quickie birthday gift. I spent the day on my personal variation of Knitty’s Fetching, and it’s too late now to switch!
We were talking about hand mitts last night at knit night. And that they can’t be too hard too make and would be way better than the ones seen at ACMoore. These are lovely.
I really like the multicolorness. I binged on that yarn when it disappeared. Made lots of baby hats!
Robby H says
Awesome, Carole! Love the color mixing … they look warm, cozy and fun!
Gorgeous Carole! I’m sure you can find recipients for them!
I love the color blocking!! And, you get bonus points for stash usage! 🙂
Things are humming along beautifully at the Appleseed Mitt factory! Looking good!
I love how you played with color and made the mitts fun, warm and colorful!
When you are on a roll, just keep going, Carole! I am sure you will find worthy recipients. I love them. I think the color blocking was a great idea to use up some yarn in the stash. I have a bit of this wool as well, and I was not happy when it was discontinued. There were some lovely colors in that palette.
Those turned out great Carole! I need to try that pattern. I’m just doing plain old mitts for my brother and SIL in CO – but using the same color block idea as I use up bits and pieces of my Lopi yarn.
Oh very fun! I love these! I’ve just begun the hand of my second mitt, and looking forward to starting another pair!
Jeannie Gray says
Oh gosh, I LOVED Mission Falls yarns and miss them terribly! I recently purchased Field Guide 8 and am looking forward to knitting those mitts – but they’ll have to wait until I finish my gift knitting list.
Your colors are fantastic! I need to get creative with color blending. I tend to use just one color but you’ve inspired me.
Necessity is the mother of color invention. I like the mix and match approach. Some lucky recipients are going to enjoy warm hands.
Love these, am thinking I should seriously use my leftover worsted to do hat and mitts perhaps for a shelter. I want to make 2019 a year of more giving especially since I won’t be buying and moving house!