Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mittens ready


I finished a pair of mittens but will wait to send them until the socks that are on the needles are ready as well.  I used the vintage classic mitten pattern from a leaflet that belonged to my mother but made the cuffs longer.  I used double strands of some Imagination sock yarn ( alpaca/wool mix) and stash sage wool for the cuffs and found some new sage heather wool for the main part of the mittens.  They are for 8-10 year old kids.  I love this pattern - they can be worn on either hand and I know  really do work for kids as my own kids and grandkids have worn mittens made from this pattern for years.

2 comments:

PghCathy said...

I like the idea of extra long cuffs, keeps snow out & more of the forearm warm.

Kathy said...

Wonderful mittens, and a lovely photo. I agree about the longer cuffs - it's a good idea to emulate.

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