These mitts are made for fondling. Seventy per cent merino and 30 per cent cashmere equals 100 per cent cosy hands. Yay!
I love how they look. They’re quite elegant. And the double moss stitch gives them a lovely nubbly texture. Plus, there’s something about their shortness that’s very wearable.
The pattern is Emerald Green Handwarmers on the CreativeYarn blog. It’s free, it’s really cute, and easier’n an easy thing, making it a great project for beginner knitters. Great for gifts, too. They’re quick to make – you could easily pump out a pair in a lazy day with a box set. And they’re super economical on yarn. I only used 25g, that’s a grand total of 64m.
Besides… who wouldn’t want a pair of these? Someone wore a pair to a Saturday sit ‘n’ knit a few weeks back. Before the session was out most of us were hunting out the perfect yarn to make some ourselves.
I chose Zealana Willow, a slightly fuzzy, super strokable double knit. The colour is Pinot Noir, and you can buy it online or in person from the Holland Road Yarn Company. Step to it!