Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Keeping warm

We're having a little cold snap here in Wales. Or rather, the media think we're having an ARCTIC FREEZE APOCALYPSE when in fact we're having....January.
Nonetheless, it was a good enough excuse to play with my Christmas present yarn.

Optimistic Mitts in Cascade Pure Alpaca Worsted - about 2/3ds of a skein

Buttons from John Lewis. I really wanted to use some of my many retro green plastic ones, but they were nowhere to be found! They're probably in a safe place so that they don't get lost. hrmph.

Alterations: worked a thumb gusset for a better fit and extended both top and bottom cuffs. Top cuff covers my little finger completely, leaving just the tips exposed.
Really easy pattern though, the mitts look really "finished" with the straps and the buttons even though it's simple to make.

1 comment:

  1. I like those mittens. I just came in from shoveling, my mittens are now wet, so a second pair would be nice
    Bev in Nova Scotia