Great Weekend Mittens

I’ve finally got my knitting mojo back. I don’t know where its been but it obviously decided to go for a trip somewhere. Fortunately at the weekend it reappeared.

Having accidentally purchased five balls of Louisa Harding Amitola in Fairy (122) I thought I should probably find something to do with it. The five balls below are the same dye lot and colourway, just one of them seems to have been balled in a different way!


I decided that first I would make myself some new mittens as my other pairs are looking a little tired and well worn, after some perusal on Ravelry I decided on Great Weekend Mittens by Thea Eschliman.  They’ve been in my queue for a while and I still liked them so I decided to give them a go.

imageI’m really pleased with the first one and have cast on and started the second – I might even get it finished this evening.  It’s a great pattern if you’ve happy with picking up stitches – but I don’t see why you couldn’t knit the button band separately and sew it on if you’d rather.  If you’d like to follow my progress my project page is here: Great Weekend Mitts

As for the other 4 (and a bit that will be left over) balls, I was thinking of maybe making this: Speculation. It’s a shawl pattern by Mary R White and is knitted in the round.  The yarn is so amazingly soft and lightweight I’m going to use it for things for me!

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