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Jamiesons of Shetland Fingerless Mittens

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 knitted mittens jane burns

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?

Perfect Plaid mittens jane burns swatch

You can get your hands on the pattern here….

As always I would love to see your finished projects on my Facebook page and on Ravelry.

Happy Knitting X

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