Even though it was a balmy +2C the past few days and most of the snow and ice has melted, I’m not fooled into thinking winter is finished with us yet! While enjoying the respite from the cold, I thought it was a good opportunity to make some mittens. It also gave me the opportunity to experiment with yarn mixing. Using 2 or even 3 different yarns held together gives an unexpected fabric – each one is unique and I believe that if you are to take the time to hand knit something, each should be unique. I rarely make the same thing twice in the same yarn.
Mitt Mix #1
1 strand Mission Falls 1824 Wool (lilac and green), held with 1 strand Kool-Aid dyed cashmere (green)
Mitt Mix #2
Bottom half: 1 strand Mission Falls 1824 Wool (green), 1 strand oddball variegated alpaca
Top half: 1 strand merino wool (black), 1 strand oddball variegated alpaca, 1 strand Kool-Aid dyed cashmere (green)
Worn with thrifted cashmere sweater and Autumn Cashmere scarf – never too much cashmere!