Friday, October 28, 2016

FO Friday: Laura + Maddy Mittens

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.

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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.

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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).

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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:

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I'm looking forward to wearing these soft and squishy mittens this winter!

3 comments:

  1. Love these! That color is gorgeous!

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  2. Such a beautiful color! And it's really a great, quick knit. I loved making them too.
    You're right, everyone loves outtakes!

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  3. Those look so cozy, and I love the bright blue!

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