Saturday, December 31, 2011

Arc Mittens

I finished a quick knit over the last couple of days, the Arc Mittens by Peggy O'Grady, from the recently released Interweave Knits Accessories 2011. The name comes from the shaping on the palm, which the designer calls a "lifeline."

Arc Mittens - Palms

Arc Mittens - Backs

Arc Mittens - Candy

The pattern called for Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky yarn. I had been wanting to use a Brown Sheep yarn in the colorway "Strawberry Patch," because I liked the colors in their recent advertisement, the one with the red, pink, and green bulky wrap around a baby. It's been in a lot of magazines, lately; it is on the third page of the "Accessories" issue mentioned above. I confirmed the color with some folks on Ravelry. The yarn in the ad is "Burly Spun," which is super bulky... a recommended gauge of 2.5 stitches per inch. The Arc Mittens call for 4 stitches per inch. I found the same colorway on a different Brown Sheep yarn called "Handpaint Originals," which is a worsted yarn with some mohair. (See the mohair halo in the pictures?) So, I knitted the larger size instructions in the pattern using the smaller yarn. Perfect fit!

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

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