There are designers out there who think of patterns involving cables on BOTH sides of mittens, unbelievable (and more importantly when is this ever a good idea). And then there are knitters out there that think it is a good idea to knit those patterns (and I ask myself, why oh why)!
I am a sucker for lovely pictures of mittens, and it is only after the cuff ribbing (and turning the page of the pattern) that I realised what I let myself into.
You know when the instructions say that you should read everything before you start - well I am the type of person who will never follow that particular instruction. And you end up with a knitting headache, and just one mitten.
Pattern: Palomino Mittens by Elli Stubenrauch (published in November Knits)
Yarn: Possum fur yarn (a present) in grey and a blue laceweight yarn (from my stash)
Needles: 4.0 mm
Modifications: None, except there is a major errata in the written pattern for the thumb - check Ravelry there is a really good review of what to do.Will I ever knit the second mitten? You bet I will - I am halfway to own the most beautiful mittens ever - but just not right now. I need cold, wet weather, a whiff of Autumn/Winter in the air to give me the necessary energy to start again. Spring/Summer does not cut it - at all.
So hopefully I will not lose my lonely mitten - because that would really suck, right. And there will be a post later on in the year featuring both mittens featuring me wearing them!
For anyone who needs/wants a knitting challenge, look no further, you have it with this pattern!