Happy Friday everyone.
I have reached the end of a very long week and am really looking forward to having my husband around for the next couple days. He has worked the last 12 days in a row, including yesterday from 8:30am - 11pm : (
I am excited to show you another finished Christmas present. These mittens were a treat to knit. The bulky wool knit up so fast!
The pattern is interesting and easy - my favourite combination : ) I shouldn't be surprised 6717 people can't be wrong (especially when said people are knitters, of course). I enjoyed working these mitts with magic loop. I also magic looped the thumb because I
didn't have couldn't find the right size DPNs (until just after I finished).
This was my first project with Malabrigo Chunky. It was as lovely as you would hope. It was great to knit with and is super soft. I didn't see any dye run when I soaked them. The mittens just fit when I finished them (exactly the way I like them) but I think the intended recipient likely has larger hands than I do so I blocked them bigger and I think they should work great. **Note: bulky wool mittens can take almost 3 days to dry - even during a heat wave!
Well without further ado...
Les Mitaines Belle
Pattern: Bella's Mittens by Marielle Henault
Yarn: Malabrigo Chunky in Marron Oscuro
(I used about 1.5 skeins)
Needles: 5.0mm/US 8 Knit Picks nickel circular
Hope you get to enjoy one last summer weekend over the next couple days... unless, of course, you are in the Southern hemisphere. In which case, I hope your Spring has sprung (especially since I will be in in your neck of the woods in 3 weeks!!!!)