Pattern: Hermione’s Time-Turner Mitts from the Unofficial HP Knits Book
Yarn: YarnYard 100% Merino in Blood Orange, a Small Skein Society Yarn (Round 3), plus a smidgen of Curious Yarns sock in the colour Neptune (long discontinued, leftover from my Mad Budgie socks)
Needles: 2.75mm dpns
This was a really enjoyable knitting project.
I love patterns which keep you interested with lots of achievable milestones along the way.
These are simple cabled mitts, yes, but the central panel is framed so beautifully by the flowing stitches.
The designer allowed extra width over the thumb without losing the integrity of the cables or the purls between them. Clever!
The only thing I changed was the cast-on method. The suggested style just wasn’t working out for me.
And I used slightly smaller needles to make them wind-proof :)
“L” and “R”?
Um… I have difficulty remembering which is Left and which is Right.
Why do you think I failed my driving test so many times?
A big thumbs up for the pattern, the yarn (tweedy but softer than most rustic-looking wool) and the Blood Orange tea!
And I might as well ‘fess up to the rest of my “styling”:
Shirt: found secondhand on ebay after I saw Ysolda wearing something very similar on her blog.
Jacket: bought full-price (scary!) from Seasalt Cornwall because I desperately needed a warm and waterproof winter coat and this one was ORANGE! If it doesn’t last me 10 years I will be very sad.
Nails: Priti NYC non-toxic nail polish in Snapdragon (because I have decent nails for the first time this year!)