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.