Radio Frequency Mittens Christmas FONovember 17, 2011
Almost there. I am seriously almost through with my Christmas knitting that I started in March. I have made 17 projects for people in my family. I just need to put a couple of linings in hats that I have completed and I’m done. I’m going to make it for Christmas. Whew!
This project is actually a second pair of mittens that I’m knitting for a friend of mine who loves purple. This pattern is by Mandy Powers – I love her designs. I knitted her Radio Frequency hat for one of my nephews, and I love that. Check out her designs. These mittens were fun to make and had just enough variety to keep you interested but the pattern was simple enough that you could knit and watch T.V. Very important.
I knitted these up in super soft Frog Tree 100% Alpaca. What a yummy yarn. I did make a modification to the pattern. For the beginning purl braid, I did a two-color cast on as a set up row for the braid. I think that’s very importnat and made the braid nicer – you don’t have the purl bumps that you would otherwise and I think the braid shows up more distinctly. And a two-color cast on is easy to do. As always, I used Magic Loop to make these.