Cosy Mittens

Hello all! I have another finished object to share with you which I completed at the weekend.

These are the Crossed Stitch Fingerless Gloves by Little Golden Nook.

Aren’t they just lovely? Even in a fuzzy yarn like Sitdar Freya, the pattern texture shows through.

I had planned to make these mittens part of my donation to Knit for peace, but it’s such a struggle to give them up. Having said that, with the crazy warm weather we have been getting recently I wouldn’t need them at all, so if I really wanted to I could nock out another pair when winter comes around again.

Autumn Mittens

Another christmas gift. This time some mittens. I really have been on a roll this week! 

I had originally planned to use a different yarn and different pattern for this recipient. But I didnt get along with the yarn so decided on something else instead. 

This is the Cozy Autumn Fingerless Glove pattern by Nikki Loud. You can find it here. I made them for a recipient with tiny hands so I went down a hooksize – the pattern required a 6 and a 5.5 so I used a 5 and a 4.5. 

The Yarn is Sirdar Freya. It has a surprising yardage for a Chunky yarn, with 120 yards to 50g. You only need 1 ball for these mittens, with yarn to spare! And it is gorgeous yarn. From afar this looks purple, but when you get up close there are delicate little flecks of all the dofferent colours of the rainbow!
And now I have completed these, its 19 gifts finished, just 3 to go! We are on the home stretch! 

On a Roll – Mountain Road Mittens

Oooh I think I am in love with Lion Brand Fishermans Wool. Its so lovely and warm and rustic. As soon as I finizhed the Wanderlust beanie I began on these Mountain Road Chevron Mittens. You can find the details here.

Arent they just lovely.

The original pattern was for a teen/woman but I wanted to gift them to a man. The pattern called for a 4mm hook but I already had the 5.5mm in hand from the hat so decided that using this hook would be a great way to obtain a looser gauge making this project the correct size for a man. 

I hope the recipient loves them. 

Equally Pretty Alpaca Mittens

I have now retired this pattern so have removed the pattern from the post. This post remains only to remind me how far I have come in the world of crochet and to keep the photographs of what I have made.

As promised here is the pattern for the matching mittens to the hat I published last week.

For these mittens you should hold 2 strands together whilst working. For the whole set you need 2 balls of each colour.

These mittens are super warm. I wore the set for bonfire night this year and they were lovely and snuggly! You can find the pattern for the matching hat here.

 

Mistletoe MittensĀ 

I have now retired this pattern so have removed the pattern from the post. This post remains only to remind me how far I have come in the world of crochet and to keep the photographs of what I have made.

I know its a little late for mistletoe, but the truth is I am really rubbish at finding the time to write up patterns!

I made these mittens with a lovely ball of Sirdar Giselle in a colourway called mistletoe. I fell in love with it as I absolutely loved the combo of green and copper. Unfortunately it wasn’t as lovely all the way through. The green gets rather muddy at times.

Anyways, these mittens are very easy. They are done corner to corner. Essentially, you are just creating a square. And they are a perfect stash buster! You can find a link below to a video I found really helpful when learning c2c.

I used a 4.5mm hook and dk yarn, but since you are just creating a rectangle you can use whatever size hook and weight of yarn you fancy!

What do you think? I love the end result even if I wasn’t so pleased with the variegation of the yarn. Have any of you found that the initial impression of a variegated yarn doesn’t live up to expectations once you have worked it up? Please share in the comments! I would love to know so I avoid this disappointment in the end!