I have been meaning to knit my son mittens for 2 years now. In my defense, I did make a pair, but he was asleep and alas! when he woke, they were too small (and then it didn’t snow, so I didn’t remake them). Just recently, I have renewed my promise to make these mittens. And so, I have had mittens on the brain.
When I popped onto Ravelry today, what did I see but this week’s Community Eye Candy and this beautiful pair:
Which are based on this pattern:
Deep in the Forest Mittens by Tuulia Salmela.
And so, I thought I would get you all thinking about mittens along with me. Remember the Bella craze? Can’t say I loved Twilight, but I did love her mitts:
Bella’s Mittens by Marielle Henault. Really scrumptious gauntlets. Bound to be lovely and toasty.
If you’re interested in practicing your colorwork, traditional patterns abound:
by Barbro Wilhelmsson Really lovely, and just call to mind winters in the snow.
In the early – mid- nineties, I made these for everyone in my family:
Classic Elite’s La Gran Mittens (I still have one of my pairs). Done in mohair doubled, they are as water/snow proof as a handmade mitten can get other than felting.
When considering the number of single mittens now in my house, and the climate in the DC area, I think I will go very basic
Maybe if I make random stripes and have the two mittens not match (but coordinate) it won’t matter when he loses one? And yes, I will make an i-cord chain for him to thread through his sleeves, but still…
Do you have any mittens you are thinking about?