Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Muckle Mitts!

Muckle Mitts for Nova
Thanks to all for tolerating my brief foray into merchandising. If you are still itching to acquire more stash, just click HERE and HERE. Ahem.

Several weeks ago I participated in a swap (the one that brought the aforementioned quilt as well as this unbelievable doll my way. Yes, a doll, Go look at it!). Now sometimes swaps give me the shakes and fill me with dread and fear, but with certain people you know it's just always going to be a complete gas. Case in point: Muckle Mitts!
Muckle Mitts for Nova
Pattern: Muckle Mitts by Mary Jane Mucklestone
For: My all-around stellar pal Nova, seen modeling them here. Ain't she sweet?
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpaca Mélange in Chili Pepper, Cornflower and a touch of Blue Earth.
Needles: Size 3 and 4s
Mods: Not a one
Muckle Mitts for Nova
As you might know I am gaga for color work, and this pattern definitely scratches that particular itch in a big way. So many combinations! Each one completely different! Just take a gander at the Ravelry project page and you'll see what I mean.

Fingerless gloves are such a curious garment--they are perfect for about 3.5 months out of the year. When you need them, they do the trick. When it's freezing/balmy/humid/frigid, they are the most pointless hand knit with only the lowly poncho being more needless.
Muckle Mitts for Nova
Chances are you have the yarn for this already just laying around, any sport weight will do. This is also--and I know I am prone to exaggeration--a maximum two nights worth of knitting. It is guaranteed to speed by and definitely has GIFT KNITTING written all over it.


gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Love these. You got me with the 2 nights worth bit.

Nic said...

I love those and I am desperate to try colour work but two nights? Really? Even for a kack-handed knitter like me?

Caffeine Girl said...

Those are some of the cutest mitts I've seen. Definitely need to knit up a pair.

nicole said...

Not sure these qualify as good for gift knitting. They're just too nice for this greedy girl to give away. LOVE the colour combo!

Anonymous said...

Those are nice. I don't do too well with intarsia knitting. Nice job!

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