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.