My pals Leah and Teresa are working on a book of designs inspired by Twin Peaks, and as a Kickstarter backer, I have been getting early access to each pattern as they are finished. The latest is the Laura + Maddy Mittens, for which they hosted a KAL on Ravelry recently.
I knit my mittens with a limited edition yarn from Bijou Basin Ranch called Big Bijou Bliss (aka BBB), which is aworsted weight version of their sport weight yarn, Bijou Bliss. Both are a blend of yak and cormo wool, and I chose a skein of BBB in a hand-dyed colorway from their Indie Dyer series - since snagging this skein at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, I believe it has sold out, but there are plenty more options here on their website if you are interested.
I made the smallest size option to fit my weirdly tiny hands (they are seriously small for a person of my stature...I exaggerate noe), and also shortened up the cuffs since I am not a fan of extremely long mittens (there are helpful instructions in the pattern to help you make these mods if you so desire).
They are knit top-down, which is a mitten constructions I've never tried before, and I enjoyed the opportunity to try something new, especially since I probably wouldn't have thought to seek out a top-down mitten pattern otherwise.
Since I assume everyone loves seeing outtakes, here is the face I made when a small bug flew by in the middle of the shoot:
I'm looking forward to wearing these soft and squishy mittens this winter!