Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Newfoundland Mittens

After trolling around on Ravelry one day looking at patterns, I came across these Newfoundland Mittens. I thought they were SO cute! I'm still working on both of the scarves I started, but being awfully bad about starting something new before finishing the project I'm working on, I went ahead and cast on.

I had some leftover yarns in my stash, and used a natural white wool for the body and some hand dyed wool yarn for the rest. This was the first time I'd used a colorwork pattern. I always thought colorwork would be really complicated, but this pattern has been pretty easy for the most part. I had a little trouble now and then figuring out where to start each row for some reason, but it wasn't too hard to get back on track.

I think they're going to be really warm, too, because of the double strands. The first one is done, and the second just needs the thumb and the ends woven in. Surely I can stick with them long enough to do that! :)

3 comments:

Lona said...

Wow! Very cool...

Brenda (Prairie Daisy Handspun) said...

Thank you!

Crazy Lady with purple fingers said...

My friend has been making them for our market table, aren't they the greatest!! Warm and beautiful!

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