Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Autumn Berries

Pattern: Nalu Mitts
Yarn: YarnArt Pure Merino, hand dyed, 50 g
Needle: 3.25 mm DPN

The yarn is hand dyed with instant drinks, the process is described here.
Knit the first mitt as per pattern instructions, size medium, and as should have been expected, the mitt was too big for my small hands, especially in the wrist area. And I do love my gloves to fit like a glove.
Actually I was on the brim of abandoning the project altogether, but the design is beautiful, so I unraveled the mitt and knit it again with some alterations.
I cast on only 40 sts, knit rib for 10 rows, then started the chart on 11 st, but continued the rib on the other stitches for a full repeat of the chart (14 rows) and only then switched to st st. I also replaced the moss stitch with reverse stockinette stitch, as it suited the color of my yarn better.
Now the mitts fit just perfectly and I am very pleased with this project.
The mitts took 40 g of this delicious yarn, so I also made a brooch and a GSM trinket - knit to the last thread!

Linked to Creative Friday and Tami's Amis FO Friday
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  1. They turned out beautifully! I love your dress (tunic?) too.

  2. Beautiful. Love the yarn, great colour. And your modifications to the pattern look perfect :)

  3. Those mitts have a nice pop of color against the leaves. Lovely job!

  4. Love the colour !! really snugg looking too !

  5. Just as we were oohing and awing of your mitts, we saw the brooch! Gorgeous!

  6. Gorgeous mitts and a lovely photoshoot too :)

    Have a great weekend

  7. NIce job on the hand-dyed yarn and on modifying the mitt pattern. They look great!

  8. They look great, love the design on them!

  9. Wow! you're choice of yarn is beautiful! I'm queueing these.

  10. Both the mitts and the brooch are beautiful. Love your pictures as well.

  11. They are gorgeous! And I love your photos, so pretty & serene.