WIP Wednesdays!

Last weekend, I knitted up a pair of Fetching mitts for my best friend, Jaclyn for her birthday.  I absolutely love the pattern because it is super fast and very fancy.  Perfect for a gift!  I have also been trying to find the perfect mitten pattern for a lovely pair for my mom for Christmas.  Perhaps a merino cashmere blend.  While flipping through Boutique Knits I happened upon the perfect pair!  The Plain Talk Ruffled Mittens.  I love these because they are simple and elegant.  Perfect for Mom.  I also love the suede palm and thumb pads.  So classic!  The pattern calls for two tones of tan, but I decided to spice it up with a gorgeous plum color.

The pattern also called for Mission Falls Wool (100% superwash) in two tones, #006 oatmeal and # 002 stone.  I loved the colors of these yarns, but like I said, I wanted to add some spice.  I chose Lion Brand’s Superwash Merino Cashmere (72% superwash Merino wool, 15% nylon, 13% Cashmere) in Wine and my accent in Blossom.
So far, these mittens are super fast and fun to knit.  They offer a fair amount of diversion with just enough ease for mindless knitting.  They begin flat and then the edges are brought together and attached.
I just can’t wait to pick out the buttons!  I’m thinking antique gold to set off the wine color.  
Happy knitting!

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