Friday, December 11, 2009

Saxon Mitts

I still haven't figured out what to do about my sweater, so I knit a pair of mitts this week.

They are made of tapestry yarn, which was given to me a couple months ago. It's rather scratchy compared to wool marketed for sweaters, so I am thinking these will be more comfortable worn over my cheapie stretchy gloves than over my bare hands. Perhaps they'd soften with a nice washing?

I used Ann Budd's Handy Book of Patterns for the numbers on the thumb gusset, and they fit perfectly. They were a simple knit, a perfect antidote to the frustration of the sorry darts on the sweater.

The darker color is more accurate. They are a deep burgundy.

They didn't use much yarn, so I might make another pair to use what yarn was left from my son's hat. A pair of colorwork mitts would be rather nice.

1 comment:

red said...

I find them all the more appealing for their name. First thing I thought when I saw them was actually, 'those would fit in really good if you were going to a renaisance fair'.

My only concern would be having a little dog try and chew them off to get to your hands. Those little dogs can be quite determined when it comes to hand-licking.