Pat's Knitting and Quilting
October 20, 2009
Pattern: Spruce Mittens from "Favorite Mittens" by Robin Hansen. (My 3rd pair of mittens from this excellent book!)
I really enjoy knitting (and wearing) worsted weight mittens - this pair starts out with the wonderful "Maine Method" of casting on for a nice firm strong edge, followed by a simple 4 row pattern repeat. I love the anatomical thumb placement on these mittens and especially like the centered increases for the thumb gore. A perfect pair of warm wooly winter mittens!
As you can see they fit both Dave and me...so whoever gets to them 1st...
We had a blast in Rhinebeck!! Bought lots of yarn, saw friends, touched fiber to our hearts content - a wonderful day all around! I hardly took any pictures - here are a few. (Linda was a better photographer than me!)