Andalus MittensApril 11, 2011
Spring has sprung but I am busy at work on my Big Project – knitting something for everyone in my family by next Christmas (that’s about 15 people). I love two stranded colorwork and when I saw these Andalus Mittens, I knew I would be knitting them. I am knitting these for my mother-in-law because she really likes mittens.
These are knitted up in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine, one of my favorite yarns. I selected the colors that I know my MIL likes to wear – copper and black. The copper color is called “Tiger’s Eye” and it has some interesting flecks in it.
I wanted to add some green to the mittens, but instead of knitting in little stitches, I used Duplicate Stitch to add the green after the mittens were knitted. I blogged about that technique here.
I knitted the lining for these mittens in Rowan Kidsilk Haze, color “Fern”. You can see how the lining is knit by picking up the stitches along the inside of the cuff :
I’ve seen so many beautiful new fun knits on the web lately and I wanted to share a couple with you. Have you seen Jared Flood’s new shawl, Rock Island? Knitters are all talking about it because it is so exquisite. He teamed up with Lorna’s Laces and they made a new colorway, Grand Street Ink, according to his specifications for this shawl. Check out the KAL over at Ravelry that’s been started for it. I wish I could do it, but I’ve got all these Christmas gifts I want to knock out.
Look at these beautiful mittens for spring, designed by Kirsten of “Through the Loops”. I fell in love with them the minute I saw them and immediately put them in my favorites on Ravelry.