Let’s start with a slap on the wrists for me, first rule of blogging…. What happens in blog club, stays…. no that’s not it! Post regularly, that’s it. Well as I said last week it has been a mad blur of deadlines and now I am able to share some of the exciting projects I have been working on. I will over the coming days be doing a good old-fashioned show and tell.
Where to begin….
I was an over excited mess when I first saw the cover of issue 84 of Let’s Knit Magazine, why? Well, not one but two projects on the front cover.
The first were a pair of fingerless (not gingerless as my incompetent fingers just typed) mittens. I loved knitting these, I must confess it was the first time I had worked with pure Shetland wool. What an experience, I can’t recommend using Jamiesons of Shetland enough. The yarn made working stranded colourwork a total joy, each strand happily nesting down next to its neighbour and staying there, no slipping about. Working with this yarn I could finally understand how people could be brave enough to cut into their knitting in the name of steeking.
Anyway I digress…..
Perfect Plaid Mittens
Image courtesy of Let’s Knit Magazine
Worked in a monochrome palette with a splash of vibrant blue, why not customise the colour splash to co-ordinate with your wardrobe?
You can get your hands on the pattern here….
Happy Knitting X