These had been hanging about since October -- I couldn't believe that it had been so long! It was high time that they were completed, so here they are.
Meet the Pear Mittens:Rows upon rows of cute pears (D’Anjou, Bartlett and Bosc!) adorn these cute mittens. This pattern is ideal for those new to colourwork. The striped thumb adds interest (I'm a great fan of the striped thumb.)
Instructions are included (as usual) detailing how to make these up as fingerless mittens as well.
Grab the lovely 4-page .pdf here on Ravelry. A massive Etsy shop update is due to occur any day now (but if you'd like to see it sooner, let me know.)
And all the usual info-stuffs:
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 each of Knit Picks’ Palette (231yd / 50g) in Wallaby (Main Colour – MC,) Green Tea Heather (Contrast Colour A– CCA,) Cornmeal (Contrast Colour B – CCB,) Brindle Heather (Contrast Colour D – CCD) and Bark (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.
I'm off to start another new mitten. It never ends (at least, I hope it doesn't.)