Monday, 15 October 2012

Hand Held Hearts Mitts

Following the return of my knitting mojo (yay!) I decided it was time to move to some seasonal knits, with the added bonus of stash busting my rather overflowing yarn boxes.  In the mood for some stranded/colourwork mitts, the Hand Held Hearts pattern by Mette Jin Mayland instantly grabbed me as perfect.  A bit of stash rummaging came up with a combination of the gorgeous cerise Cascade 220 yarn and Noro Kureyon 240...oh look, my favourite colour combination!


The pattern is fabulously quick (although knitting with DPN's whilst breastfeeding does result in the occasional boob stabbing!) It took a quick google to learn the technique for the Vikkel Braid (I used this youtube video) but this...


quickly (well, for me!) became this...


I'm a bit *meh* about the odd orangey pink flecks in the section of the Noro below the thumb but hey, that's Noro for you!   I'm just casting on the second mitt now but am also considering a matching slouch hat as I have more than enough yarn.  After that, I most definitely need a green shawl and have some gorgeous handspun yarn I *need* to knit up too... 

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