Pink Flocked MittensJune 2, 2011
I’m continuing on with my Christmas knitting, and I’m not slowing down for summer! I’ve just finished these lovely things – lined mittens for one of my sisters-in-law. These are Adrian Bizilia’s “Flocked Mittens” and they are a lot of fun to knit.
I lined them with super thick Brushed Suri in a cotton candy pink color – they make the mitten so warm. I knitted these using Magic Loop and because the pattern calls for a worsted weight, they knit up fairly quickly. A welcome change after knitting with so much fingering weight yarn for a while there.
The pattern calls for a braided edge, which I love, but in the pattern it was done in one color. I changed it to two colors, which I think is more striking. If you do that, be sure to make the previous row a k1 MC, k1 CC instead of just one color, so the first row of the braided edge is correct.
They also have a picot edge which is a nice detail.
These mittens should be knit in a light color and a dark color, for strong contrast. If you don’t the pattern isn’t going to show up well.
Pattern: Flocked Mittens
Needles: US #4 , circular, Addi Lace
Yarn for Mittens: Berocco Ultra Alpaca in Pastel Pink and Duncan
Yarn for Lining: Blue Sky Alpaca Brushed Suri in Pink Lemonade