Lotus Leaf Mittens
Heyya! I know I'm a little late with the news, but the winter Twist Collective is up! I'm totally and completely thrilled to have a pattern included in this issue, especially considering all of the other brilliant talent that is represented.
Would you be surprised if I told you it was a pair of mittens? Yeah, I didn't think so.
The observant among you will have noticed that the blog was a bit quiet this summer. Well...this was the project that dominated July. August and September to be unveiled soon!
I used Schaefer Heather in the colors Indigo and Clara Barton, but most fingering-weight semi-solid or solid sock yarns will work. I was super-excited that I finally got to use a red/blue combination...that's my current color combo crush!
Other than that, they're pretty standard Elli-mitten fare: colorwork on size one needles with a thumb gusset on the side. This seems to be a good fit for most people and has the added bonus that you can use the lotus pattern (topside) or the leaf pattern (palmside) on both sides of the mitten. Because everybody loves a little mix and match!
If you do nothing else, make sure you check out the fabulous watercolors that Eloise Narrigan did for the story. I'm particularly fond of my chipmunk, but they're all really cute!