Kaapeli Mittens, a Coordinating Contrast Mitten

QuiltQuazyKnitter’s Kaapeli Mittens use one of my favorite tricks; the ribbing grows organically into the decorative pattern. It’s the overall shape of the Kaapeli Mittens that make them coordinate so nicely with the Holly Mittens. With one hand in geometric Continue reading Kaapeli Mittens, a Coordinating Contrast Mitten

Magic Mirror, a coordinating contrast mitten

I love the Magic Mirror Mittens by Kristel Nyberg I love the cabled oval, and the darling small cable around the edges of the mitten. It’s the oval shape that would make Magic Mirror coordinate so nicely with the Holly Continue reading Magic Mirror, a coordinating contrast mitten

Bavarois; a coordinating Contrast Mitten Pattern

Need a jolt of beauty? Look Bavaraois over. Oh those crisp twist stitches, and that color! Of course, whatever yarn you chose is the color you get, but I think New England’s brown and muddy springs need some more burn Continue reading Bavarois; a coordinating Contrast Mitten Pattern

Daisy Ruth Cabled Mittens; a coordinating constrast mitten

I chose the Daisy Ruth Cabled Mittens by Rachel Henry as a coordinated contrast mitten mostly because of the shape, but who can resist a cabled motif on the back of the hands, a decorated strip running up the sides Continue reading Daisy Ruth Cabled Mittens; a coordinating constrast mitten

Selene Mitts; a coordinating contrast mitten

Ágnes Kutas-Keresztes ‘s Selene Mitts can be worked as mittens or mitts. I chose the mitten version as a coordinating contrast because like the Holly Mittens they were made in a sport weight yarn, and a rounded, not pointy finger Continue reading Selene Mitts; a coordinating contrast mitten

Contrasting co-ordinating Mittens: the introduction

I think mittens need their own cool phrase like second sock syndrome. It’s hard to make the second one of a pair; who actually does like second shoulders, sleeves, socks…pantlegs (yes, I’ve knit pants. They were for a toddler and Continue reading Contrasting co-ordinating Mittens: the introduction

The Holly Mittens

Holly clusters are a joy – all those curves and points together. Last Christmas I walked down to the parking lot at Dan’s lab and picked a few leaves off one of the landscaping hollies (I made sure they didn’t Continue reading The Holly Mittens