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When life gives you snow, make mittens!

Okay, so I only made one mitten when I was snowed in at home last week, but it's all a part of the plan. You see, I've long admired all the cute colorwork mitten patterns out there, but I don't wear mittens (or know anybody gift-worthy who does). I'm a devoted glove gal because of what I refer to as "finger claustrophobia"--fellow glove wearers probably know what I'm talking about!

Anyway, so a while back I decided that I would make mittens, but I would make one each of several different cool patterns using different combos of the same colors and frame them as an art display in my home. I think colorwork is art, don't you?

The yarn I chose was my personal favorite, Palette, and the colors I picked for my little art project are Pimento, Golden Heather, Green Tea Heather & Calypso Heather. In this mitten Pimento was my background color, but I plan on mixing it up for subsequent mittens. The pattern is "Squirrelly Swedish Mittens" and it can be downloaded for free on Ravelry courtesy of the designer, Elli Stubenrauch.

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Comment by Beverly Roberts on August 17, 2012 at 8:47am

I don't know how I missed this post...but glad I finally found it.  Colorwork knitting is my new love and mittens/fingerless gloves are a great way to get my color on!

Comment by Melissa on January 7, 2009 at 7:39am
Nice! Thanks for sharing, Sybil. Colorwork really is fun, and not as hard as it sounds, huh?
Comment by Sybil K on January 7, 2009 at 7:19am
Mitten-a-holic here and I love your mitts!! Multi-color knitting is not a intimidating as I thought! This was the first 2 color mitten that I attempted.

Comment by Tiff Knit's on January 5, 2009 at 9:51am
Love the mitt's, Just sign up for Ravelry account to get the pattern, I can see these on my hands in a couple weeks.
Comment by Angela on January 2, 2009 at 8:57am
The squirrels are so cute!
Comment by Tammy McNaught on January 1, 2009 at 10:48am
Love the mittens. What's the trick,so your tension doesn't pull.
I would love to try mitts like that,but am scared to screw up.
Comment by NoKnitSherlock on January 1, 2009 at 10:45am
Love it! Your color choices are spot on. Fantastic work!
Comment by KnitterGirl39 on December 31, 2008 at 7:53am
I like it! If I ever get the courage to try this type of "using color" in my knitting, I'll do it. It would be a good small starter type of project. I'm adding the pattern to my queue in Ravelry now.
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on December 30, 2008 at 3:28pm
Very very nice mittens. A bit too intricate for me, but I could do it. I really prefer the plain mittens. There's just something too constrained or something about this style.

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