Yes, I come bearing more new mittens! This time around it's the Carrots and Beets Mittens, a lovely little pair that I don't think I've blogged about before now. Just call them stealth mittens.Winter is long, but these veggies are sweet! Keep your hands warm this season with these mittens adorned with bands of cute carrots and beets.
As has been the case with the last handful of new mittens lately, this motif is also available in sock form. You may recall the Carrots and Beets socks, yes? Also as usual, you can pick up the Carrots and Beets mittens right over here on Ravelry, and the socks are available there as well. My poor, long suffering Etsy shop will be receiving its long-overdue update tonight (hopefully,) at which point the pattern (as well as the others that are not yet in there) will be added. Yep.And now for the rest:
The 4-page Carrots and Beets Mittens .pdf includes addtional instructions for making them as fingerless mittens. There are many ways to consume these veggies!
Size: Women’s Medium (or any hand that is 8” in circumference.)
Gauge: 9 stitches = 1 inch (2.5 cm) in Stockinette st.
Yarn: One ball of Knit Picks’ Palette (231yd / 50g) in each of the following colours: Bittersweet Heather (Main Colour -- MC,) and the following Contrast Colours: Clover (Contrast Colour A – CCA,) Sweet Potato (Contrast Colour B -- CCB,) Ivy (Contrast Colour D - CCD) and Fairy Tale (Contrast Colour E -- CCE.) Alternately, any other fingering yarn in these colours or colours of your choice may be used. A 15” piece of waste yarn of the same weight in a contrasting colour to hold the thumb stitches is also required.
Needles: One set of five (5) double pointed needles in US 1 (2.25 mm) or size necessary to obtain gauge.
Notions: A stitch marker to mark beginning of round (optional,) and a sewing needle to weave in ends.
Skills Needed: Increasing and decreasing, knitting in the round, stranded knitting, twisted stitches, and chart reading.
Enjoy the Veggies!