Mitten Love

Project – Beret and Mittens
Bernat Pattern Book #530196 Show Your Stripes
Yarn – Bernat Jacquards in Juniper Jacquards
Blogger – DinaPurls

Mostly I've made mittens for my boys and a few fingerless gloves for the men in the family, but never have I made mittens for myself.  To that end, I cast on for my first mitt.  The pattern is fairly straight forward--a good project to work on when your attention is needed elsewhere.

And really, how can anyone go wrong with ribbing and seed stitch?  Despite the freakish appearance of my unfinished franken-mitt, I'm feelin' mitten love.  The extra long cuff will be quite welcome come winter time--although the one draw back is that it takes a wee bit longer for the length to grow (of course the other problem could be too many distractions--too many projects going at once and only so much time **sigh** the knitter's eternal lament).

Since I have smallish hands, I'll have to keep an eye on the hand length (work 6" instead of 6 1/2").  By the way,  did I mention one mitten is finished?

Doesn't it look purty with all the wee seed stitch bumps and lovely colour changes?  With cooler temps just 'round the corner, I'll be grabbing these as I head out for my daily morning walk to work.  Now if could just put down some of my other projects, maybe I could get the second mitten started . . . .

DinaPurls :)


You could always stick the other hand in a pocket to go to work!! I bought this yarn to make mitttens and hat for my daughter when it was shown on here earlier (before the afghan) Now that the CAL is over I may have to get started. It was meant to be a Christmas preasent. Obviously it won't be that!! I still think they are gorgeous. Great work!!

Thanks Shirley :) Hope you got your mittens and hat started Shirley. I got side-tracked by the CAL too.

I love the way that yarn works on mittens! Great choice!

Thanks Sandy :) I bet the yarn would work well in a sock pattern too.