Wife, Mummy, Nurse: FO: Snow Country Felted Mittens #YarnAlong

03 February 2016

FO: Snow Country Felted Mittens #YarnAlong

On Black Friday, the only shopping I did was go to Wolf Creek Yarns. Sadly, that was the last day it was open. Yarn was 45% or more off the original price. Patterns were buy one get seven free. I promised Charis that I would knit her a pair of mittens. One of the patterns they had was snow country felted mittens. Into the bag it went. I stood at the pattern section going through every single pattern until I was happy with the eight patterns.

I went back to my parents house and made soup for the Thanksgiving celebrations on my husband's side of the family. When I left to go to my SIL's house, I swung by the yarn store one last time (sniffles) and let Charis pick her own yarn for the mittens. After much deliberation, she choose Rowan Creative Focus Worsted Magenta yarn.

When I went to cast the mittens on, I saw that I was supposed to hold the yarn doubled. What?!?!? Why did I not look at the pattern with greater care? Always, always double (triple) check directions on knitting patterns before buying yarn. Lesson learned. Hopefully, I'll remember in the future. I asked my daughter what other yarn would she like for the mittens? After going through my yarn stash and telling her the various possibilities, she settled on Paton's Classic Wool Magnolia.

The pattern itself is easy. I knit the small (youth) size. The pattern has short rows which allow the thumb to be placed behind the fingers (just a wee bit). Unfortunately, they're TOO big!! I'm trying to find comfort in the fact that she'll be able to wear them in a year or two.

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12 comments:

  1. These are darling - they'd make a nice cozy Valentine's gift!

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  2. I've made several pairs of snow country mittens and love them. My daughter is always happen to have them...they keep her warm and dry even in wet "Snowman" snow. Too big is better than too small. :0)

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  3. Knitting is so beautiful!! One day I would love to learn ...but what a fun thing to do with your children!

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  4. Precious. My daughter wants to learn how to knit so I hope to learn right along with her!

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  5. My sister in law does lots of knitting. Been years since I did knit something.
    Thank you for sharing what's on your desk.
    Blessings to you

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  6. Great looking mittens. What a fun project!

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  7. These are so cute and I love the color!

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  8. Oh dear if my kids had to rely on me for mittens I would be sorry for them...LOL...you are good

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  9. These look so soft! I want my mom to make them. LOL

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  10. These look great. So very bright.

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  11. Sounds like a frustrating project all round! The mittens are cute though!

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