Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mittens for Me! Me! Me!

Well, the weather in Atlanta doesn't really justify knitting mittens right now but it is still January which means it's time for the NaKniMitMo  Knitalong.  I decided to knit Wood Hollow Mittens by Kirsten Kapur.  I'm using Aslan Trends Royal Alpaca Yarn in this pretty magenta color.

This little guy is hanging out with me while I knit:

Isn't that the cutest stitchmarker ever?  I found a set in Lavender Hill Knits' Etsy Shop.  Lots of cute stitchmarker sets are available there!

The pattern is fairly easy ... an eight row pattern repeat with cables ... There was a twisted stitch that was described to be knit without the help of a cable needle but I found it easier to use a cable needle.  I made a slight modification at the top to adjust the length without finishing another 8 row repeat. Overall, an enjoyable and quick knit.  I'm hoping to cast on the second one this afternoon while at my daughter's dance rehearsals.


Rosemary said...

Your mittens are so pretty! I love the cable. Great color too! You'll love wearing them!

Melanie said...

Beautiful. Love the color. Isn't it fun to make something for yourself from time to time?

Susie said...

Don't you just love Kristen's designs? I just did her All The Water mittens and they're gorgeous. Love the color of these!

iknit2purl2 said...

Thanks all! I'm looking forward to knitting All the Water too...hoping for some cooler weather here though! :)

Ceri said...

Nice mittens! I think the mitten bug is biting everyone - I have a long To Knit list and just cast on a pair of mittens for me.

And those stitch markers are super cute! *adds to favourites*

Allison said...

What a fun color! They look great. I love the stitch marker!