Another week, another finish! The idea of using up my stash seems to have led to lots of small, easily finished projects alongside my more longer term efforts. I blogged about these gloves on Thursday, picked up my needles to cast on the second mitt yesterday morning and an hour and a half later I had a pair! Not only another finish for the Year of Projects, but my first FO for the Show of Hands KAL.
Project: Kool Hands
Pattern: Easy half mitten by Michelle Porter
Yarn: Candy Skein Yummy Worsted in Blueberry Cheesecake
Needles: 5mm DPNs
I love this free mitt pattern. It's so easy to modify! This is the third pair I've made now, and all of them have been different. I didn't use up as much of my left over yarn as I'd hoped (I was being rather conservative, hence the very short cuffs) and have 15g of it still remaining! I can't think of anything to do with it now, so I'll just chuck it in the bag of very small leftovers and forget about it!
The pattern incorporated into the back of these mitts is taken from Koolhaas by Jared Flood. I knit the hat recently and had enough yarn left to make matching mitts. They work really well, although the fabric of these mitts is looser than my Free Rapunzel mitts, as the yarn is only worsted weight and I didn't adjust stitch counts or needle size! Still nice and warm though!