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Crochet Mittens

Crochet mittens are fast becoming my favorite on the go project. They are small and easy and super portable. I can see progress right away (unlike on the go socks). My favorite part is that I can use up all those single skeins of pretty variegated worsted weight wool that I have around. Next I want to make a Noro pair. I’ve tried a few patterns now, and my favorite is Vargavinter. I like the fabric created by the back loop single crochet stitches, it’s more firm than regular single crochet. And it leaves a pretty ridge. I make the cuff a touch longer than the pattern calls for, because I like them like that. The pair in the picture are made with HandMaiden Casbah (soo nice) held double. Mostly because I fell in love with the colourway (I think it’s Masala), but wanted something quicker than a fingering weight project. So I doubled it up and now I have cashmere on my hands. I am working on another pair in Malabrigo Worsted in Whales Road right now. So pretty. Next I really want to try some crochet colourwork.

  • http://twitter.com/walkingSpegiddo Sara Miles

    I am definitely going to try these. They look thick and warm.