Issue 519 • Mystique Easy Mittens
Red mittens are an iconic symbol of winter – think holiday cards, the Canadian Olympic team, and as Christmas gifts in The Little House on the Prairie series. If you are a holiday gift knitter, there is plenty of time to knit up many pairs of these quick and easy mittens. Worked in the round with an after-thought thumb, the rounded shape of the top makes the right and left mitten identical and can be worn on either hand.
published October 10, 2017
80% wool, 20% superfine alpaca
- 3 to 4 sts/inch on a US 9-10 (5.5-6 mm)
- 100 g hank = 130 yards
- hand wash cool, dry flat
- 8 colors
Mystique is a single ply bulky with softness suitable for wearing next to your skin. The palette ranges from neutrals, to soft shades that are almost pastels, to striking brights. Perfect for soft and plush Icelandic style pullovers and other quick to knit sweaters and accessories.
Quest, our new yarn this month has a wonderful hand and drape for either knit or crochet. Quest's slow striping color changes will mesmerize you as you work. Despite the color changes, Quest shows cables and texture beautifully. Click here ot view all designs in Quest.