I was fortuante enough to participate in another test knit – I’m really getting to love doing these! It’s taken me a while to write up (I know, I know, bad blogger!), but here’s what I’ve got. Expect more updates in the near future – I’ve got a lot of things to tell you about.
Pattern: Boscage Mitts
Designer: Ritsuka Nashi
Needles: US 11 (8mm)
Yarn: Handspun silk/wool blend, approx 10wpi
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What an absolutely fabulous pair of mitts! I happened to have this skein of handspun merino/tussah blend that I bought as roving from Cloverleaf Farms at Rhinebeck. It had been spun up for a while, just waiting for the right project to come along. Well, the right project did come along and how right it was. The stitch pattern makes the mitts light and airy while still being warm, and get this, reversible! Ritsuka’s pattern is well thought out, using a tubular cast on which makes the finished mitts look clean and neat. I know it’s not really the season to knit mitts anymore, but you can never be too prepared for another snowpocalypse, now can you? Plus, they knit up quickly – I finished these in one afternoon.