Original Pattern: Classic Mittens
Knitter Extraordinaire: Julie (Ravelry ID, blog)
Mods: Created a faux-thrum look with a a bulky weight yarn for the 'thrums' and upped the gauge of the mitten from DK to worsted. Also chose to knit mittens flat and seam them afterwards. Project page can be found here.
What Makes This Awesome: I am crazy about these mittens. Seriously. I even love that she knitted them flat and seamed them, just because seaming is practically avant-garde these days in the land of modern knitting. Just look at the picture below where you can see those beautiful rainbow-y floats! Swoon. This mod is an excellent way to use an amazing chunky/bulky weight yarn in a busy colourway- against the simple pale grey backdrop of stockinette, the little dots of colour just sing. I love this streamlined approach to a faux-thrummed mitten. Now I want a pair just like them!