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New Pattern: Sprig Mittens

Hey there! How was your day? Mine was busy. Work, swimming lessons, dinner, cello practicing, dish doing, extra oreo eating.* Now I'm set up with my laptop at the kitchen table, so you know I mean business. What kind of business, you ask? Finished pattern business!

Yes, it's true...the Sprig Mitten pattern is pressed, dressed, and ready for action. I took some pictures this past weekend while I was up in Michigan visiting my family and finally got the pattern formatted all pretty. Hooray!

everybody say "hi!" to my little sister kricket**

Those of you who've been paying attention for the last couple of months will already have heard most of this before, in which case you can just take a gander at the new pictures. But for those of you who just wandered in from some dark alley somewhere...here are some details for you!

General stuffus:
Knitted out of bulky-weight yarn and destined to be the one of the quickest colorwork projects you've ever encountered, these mittens are pretty darned spriggy. Techniques used include knitting in the round on dpns, increasing/decreasing, stranded colorwork, grafting, and being awesome. The pattern includes 3 pages of instructions and charts, with some photos thrown in for good measure.

palm-patterny goodness

Yarn: These mittens use two colors of bulky yarn (something with a suggested gauge of 14sts = 4"/10cm on US10/6mm or thereabouts should work). Samples are knitted in:

Luxe and Lovely:
Araucanía Azapa (30% alpaca/45% merino/15% silk/10% donegal; approx 3.5oz/100g; 197yd/180m):
(A) 1 skein Tan (#802)
(B) 1 skein Cadet Blue (#811)

Economical and Elegant:
Knit Picks Swish™ Bulky (100% superwash merino; approx 3.5oz/100g; 137yd/125m):
(A) 1 skein Saffron (#25132)
(B) 1 skein Silver (#25135)

Note: both of these yarns come in 100g skeins, but the mittens use right around 45 - 50g of the main color (A) and 50 - 55g of the contrasting color (B). So it's totally possible to get two pairs out of one color combo...you may have to swap the colors though.

this is the saucy mitten shot

One size: Woman's medium

Knitted measurements:
Palm circumference: 8.25”/21cm
Length, base of palm to top of mitten: 7.75”/19.5cm
Total length, including cuff: 10.75”/27.5cm

sprig_b_grass.jpg Sprig_R_right.jpg
This grass stuff totally made Kricket sneeze. she is a v. dedicated mitten model.

Price: $6.00

Ravel it!

I don't know what I'll do if I ever move and don't have this slab of cement to photograph mittens on any longer.

*yes, I know I'm a big baby...and no, I have no idea how you people with kids do it. when do you get anything accomplished?
**kricket is now a professional mitten model. because I paid her...in diet pepsi.


I've got so many things I want to knit but these are definitely going on the list :) Well done!

you had me at "quickest colorwork project yet". perfect for christmas!

I feel like I've commented on these mittens like 95 times already but I *love* them. And I just remembered I have some great colors of bulky swish at home! Total score. Congrats on the pattern!

That sounds pretty busy to me! I don't know how you have time for both swimming lessons AND playing the cello (and all that knitting that you do)!

yea!! off to purchase now! can't wait to make a pair, or 10 ;-)

Beautiful mittens as always! Love the colorwork! Beautiful fall pictures!

I'm not sure why but I love that stitch pattern so much.

I love these! And yet I still have this impossible urge to knit them myself even though they have the same motif as mine :D