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August 2, 2013
Montpelier Mittens

The I Make Mittens group on Ravelry had a fun July Mystery Mitten KAL designed by Torirot and I decided to join in since I had so much fun with my last mystery mittens. (AND she is a wonderful Norwegian designer so I knew I wouldn't be disappointed!)

Montpelier Mittens

Started with this beautiful bright braid of Falkland Wool hand painted by FatCatKnits in Montpelier colorway.

Montpelier

Divided it up into 4 color groups. I left the brown and olive green areas out for another project (see at the end of post) and drumcarded some natural falkland with the brown from Montpelier for the light background color.

Montpelier divided

4 skeins of 3 ply fingering weight yarn all ready to go.

Handspun Montpelier

As is usual with mystery knitting, it was so difficult to decide on color placement without knowing the pattern and I probably would have chosen differently had I known up front what they looked like, but I still really like them and completely enjoyed the whole mystery process. Looking forward to each little clue and trying to figure out where the pattern is going is so much fun especially when you have a great designer like Torirot!

Palm back

Pattern: En gåte på en måte by Torirot Design
Yarn: 70 grams of handspun 3 ply fingering wt. FatCatKnits Falkland Wool in Montpelier colorway
Needles: 2.25 mm for cuff/ 2.75 mm for the rest. - 2 mitts on one 40" circular
Size: 64 stitches around above gusset - 8 1/2" circumference/ 10 1/4" lengthwise from cuff to tip
Modifications:None - followed each step exactly as written. But if I was to make them again, I would make another lace cuff layer for a little longer cuff. I LOVE the stretchy lace rib cuff!

I realize now that I didn't get a picture of the inside of the thumb which has the cutest stars on it - oh well not going back out for more pictures - you'll have to use your imagination :)

Handpsun Montpelier Mittens

Handpsun Montpelier Mittens

Enough leftovers (including browns/olives) for another Waterville Hat which I will start very soon...

leftovers

Next Mystery Mittens start in October and they are designed by Rose Hiver (still need to make Water for Elephants socks!!) can't wait for this one!

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