My current work in progress:

1. Drachenfels, designed by Melanie Berg, knit from Madelintosh Pashmina in the Black Walnut, Seasalt, and Mineral colorways on a 4 mm (U.S. size 6) needle.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Morbidly Yours

The Morbid Mittens are done:

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To recap, I knit these from Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the “Composition Book Grey” and “Tart” colorway, on U.S. size 2 (2.75mm) needles. The mittens took about 1/3 of a skein of each color, that is, approximately 135 yards of each color.

Pattern coming soon.

Nicole asked a great question in the comments the other day:

Are you doing anything special with the contrasting color when you have several main color stitches in a row, or are you just letting it float along the inside?

So glad you asked! Long-time readers may remember that when doing stranded colorwork, I prefer to let the color not in use simply float along the back rather than weave. But in the case of mittens, I do weave, approximately every 5 or 6 stitches. This is because I don’t want fingers getting caught in loose floats on the inside of the mitten.

Mittens for Camp

Speaking of mittens, the pattern for my Camp Loopy Mittens is now available for sale in my Ravelry store for $3.00.

We’re Having a Heatwave!

How Lucy stays cool:

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Napping in the shade!

Comments

  1. That is one of my favorite Dickinson poems. Thanks for making my little English geek heart happy!

  2. It’s one of my favorites too. I love these. We need mittens approximately 2 days a year here, but I think I might knit these anyway. I look forward to the pattern release.

  3. Those are really interesting mittens. I like them! Hi Lucy:)

  4. As always, your designing and knitting talent blow me away!

  5. These mittens make my heart go pitter pat.

  6. Ashley DeMazza says:

    I was wondering how long it takes you to knit a pair of these mittens?
    Thanks so much,
    Ashley DeMazza
    Falls Village, CT

  7. DOn’t even think about going near the window Lucy!

  8. The mittens are really nice. I am starting to make progress on my mittens for Camp Loopy (I finally finished the sleeve of my hubby’s HP sweater), though I’m going to have to work extra hard to finish in time!

  9. Thanks so much for the response! Occasional weaving makes a lot of sense. The final product is beautiful, and I look forward to the pattern. I have a few friends who would appreciate mittens like this. I like the idea of customizing quotations.