Friday, 30 November 2012

FO: Red Tannenbaum Mitts



The winner of the Accessories pattern giveaway is.....Amy! Congrats, Amy!!


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Doesn't everyone need a pair of red mittens?! These were nice and quick, all things considered. This was a departure for me as I typically do colourwork mittens (you know, the last two years, so I'm going to go ahead and pretend that's enough for 'typical').

Pattern: Tannenbaum

Yarn: Classic Elite Inca Alpaca

Mods: Third pattern repeat (at the top of the mitten) was made slightly smaller by eliminating three rows from the diamond, this was to help  shorten the mittens just a bit for my small hands.

I've had this yarn for ages- it was from a pre-ravelry hat that I had frogged and rewound, and then promptly forgot about. But this red is really lovely, one of those stunning true reds that seem perfect. Cozy and wonderfully soft, this yarn seems really suited for mitts- it looks like it will get fuzzier with time, which is just fine for a mitt. I love these so much, but oddly we're hitting a warm spell- it's supposed to be 10 degrees (that's 50 Farenheit)  over the weekend, which is hardly cold enough for these woolly wonders. I'm secretly hoping for lots of snow this winter- it's been at least a few years since there's been much snow in Toronto, and the holidays just don't feel special without it.

tannenbaum collge

15 comments:

Rene Sharp said...

Lusciously lovely!! :)

Tanis said...

I love red mitts! I totally cast on for a pair of red mitts myself after seeing these as a wip. Praying for a white winter to really let your red mitts pop!

Erin Kate said...

Utterly pretty ! I love that poppy color too. : )

Kelly J. R. said...

The mitts are beautiful and just perfect for the holidays!

Loulou said...

Your mittens are wonderful. The colour is perfect. I hope we'll get some snow too. Might as well have the pretty benefit of it since well surely get the cold anyway! Wishing you a great weekend.

Maryse said...

Beautiful mittens! Everybody is knitting them lately! And living in Quebec, I have to say that it's quite understandable ;-)

Kristen Jancuk said...

they look so cozy! love the festive color.

Kristen said...

Beautiful color, and love the pictures.

Evelyn said...

Even on the most dreary, gray winter day, these mitts will put a smile on your face!

Voie de Vie said...

That yarn is great with those mittens! And congratulations to Amy - her accessories collection is sitting in her email inbox.

Hilary said...

Ooh, pretty! What a perfect combo of pattern and yarn!

Nicole said...

Now I want some red mittens, too!

Jacey said...

Gorgeous red mittens! And it's so nice to use up some yarn that's been in the stash for so long!

eliza said...

perfect! i love the pop of red that your mitts provide! what a nice color boost in the middle of the winter woolies!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love the colour! A great knit!