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November 29, 2011
Mawata/ Silk Hanky Mittens

They turned out much prettier than I expected!

Silk Hankie Mittens

Silk Hankies

Mawata up close

I looked up every online source I could fine - some of which included: The Yarn Harlot where the idea took hold of me, Knitty Tutorial, Various You Tube Videos, The Painted Tiger, SpinalCat, and of course a Ravelry Group - Hanky Mania - then came up with my own way of doing it using a conglomeration of the best of all these sources. I realize how much I love learning something new! The main thing I found to be helpful for ease of knitting and maintaining a consistent fiber size was to draft as I went along. I just pulled out the hanky to about 1 yard in length and drafted the fiber as needed while knitting. Very quickly I could "feel" the right size for a worsted weight yarn.

Mawata Mittens

Pattern: Troubadour Mittens from Morehouse Farm- I love this simple nicely shaped pattern - have made these before
Yarn: 1.3 ounces/38 grams Mawata dyed by Blue Moon in "Debra Anna" colorway
Needles: 3.75mm (US 5) 40" circular - both mitts together magic loop
Size: Adult Medium - the body of these mitts are 7.5" circumference - total length 11.5"

Mawata Mittens

A great experience - and fun to know that I can actually do it! They are so so soft - I know I want this silky fabric around my neck, so I bought some gorgeous hand dyed deep purple hankies from AllSpunUp to knit into a cowl or scarf.

If you have comments or questions or want to contact me for any reason, just email or contact me on Ravelry . Thanks :)

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