Mitteny Goodness

Berrocco Ultra Alpaca Light. These Ultra Alpaca yarns are an absolute pleasure to knit with. Wanna know what I’m knitting with these? I’ll tell you. FiddleHead Mittens. Oh yes, Fans of Hello Yarn will recognize these as the beautiful mittens Adrian designed, and will soon be selling kits for them, kits with her hand dyed yarns.

So how is it I’m knitting already you ask? I volunteered to test knit them in a commercially available yarn, Ultra Alpaca Light. These are really alot of fun to knit, and have two design elements that I have not knit before. They have an I-cord cast on, it takes awhile to knit, sort of a two steps forward, one step back kind of a thing, but it’s easy, and the edge it creates is very pretty and simple. The second thing is that these mittens have a lining, which I haven’t knit the like of before. After the outer mitten is knit, you pick up from the cast on, and knit another mitten, to fit inside. I’m looking forward to that step alot.
While this first mitten dries, I’ve cast on for the second. The first mitten only took an evening! Except for the thumb, which I was too tired to start, and was sure I’d muck it up, so I knit that the next morning. Adrian designed them so that the front and the back is the same, so you’ll get a more even wear out of them, also makes them that much easier to knit.

I’ll have more details when I finish them, for now though, run over to Adrian’s and tell her how much you love them, and how much you need to knit them!
I’m working on the Chevron Love hat pattern, and hell or high water, will have it posted sometime Monday!!

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7 Responses to Mitteny Goodness

  1. Kathy says:

    I love the mittens and how yummy in Alpaca light. And I’m looking forward to that hat!!

  2. whitney says:

    Oooh, they look great in the Alpaca Light!

  3. They are absolutely beautiful! I am going to learn how to knit fair isle this year. And I love the colors that you choose! Beautiful!

  4. gleek says:

    they definitely are pretty!

  5. carol says:

    new knitting experiences are always a good thing. Frustrating at times, but good!

  6. LizKnits says:

    These are really great! Love that fine work.

  7. Elemmaciltur says:

    Oooooh, stranded mittens with knit linings? Definitely going on my Ravelry queue.