How I love this mitten pattern. I just finished these for my future daughter-in-law’s birthday. I love the two-color knitting pattern and it has a lining, which makes them so warm. They took me quite a long time to knit, but were so worth the effort.
Instead of the I-cord cast on, I did a picot hem cuff, which I took from Post War Mittens. I really like it. And I love the contrast between the stark black and the honey/white of the mitten.
These were knit in the beautiful wool from Quince, a wonderful little company in Maine that makes U.S. yarn. The yarn is super soft, squishy and a joy to work with. The lining is a blend of super warm alpaca/wool, Berocco Alpaca Light. So these mittens have a good three layers of warmth!
I knit them entirely in Magic Loop, which I love for mittens. You can try the mittens on for size as you go, unlike if you use double points. It’s also great for the thumbs. I use Addi Lace circulars and they are so pointy that picking up stitches is a breeze.
Needles: Addi Lace Circulars #4, #2, #1
Yarns: Quince Chickadee n Honey and Egret
Berroco Alpaca Light in Black