Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Twilight Mittens

Pattern: Bella's Mittens
Yarn: Alize Lanagold Classic 60 g
Needle: DPNS 4 mm
Time to knit: 2 days

When my daughter told me that she would prefer if I'd knit her mittens instead of gloves I was quite taken aback, as I've never liked mittens. Her argument was that gloves with their separated fingers made her small hands freeze, while mittens would allow her to keep her fingers clenched together in the freeze cold winter mornings on her way to school.
And then I saw these Bella Mittens on Ravelry and I instantly knew that I had found the ultimate mittens for Gaby. Not only is she a huge fan of the Twilight books and films, but the mittens are the first and only (so far) mittens that I actually like a lot.
And they also turned out to be THE BEST written mittens ever! The description is flawless and clear. The horseshoe cable pattern produces a perfect elegant form and a beautiful round finish at the fingertips. I had almost a full skein left from my red sweater, so I made them full arms length to keep her warm.

No matter how hard I tried (and I did) I couldn't get the right color of the mittens on these pictures - it's a beautiful deep blood red and not this tomato red that you see (so you'll have to use your imagination a bit :)

Linked to Tami's Amis WIP 74


  1. Прекрасни са! Прецизност в изработката и невероятен модел! Поздравления!

  2. Thank you, Gail!
    Нели, благодаря ти от сърце!

  3. Those look soooooo cosy, I love how red they are!!

  4. Beautiful mittens! I love the color.

  5. Lovely! Hope they keep her warm.

  6. I LOVE your mittens. I have them in my queue and was thinking of making them in the grey, but I LOVE them in red! And it only took you two days! Awesome!

  7. They look wonderful! I think the red brings out the pattern better than the gray in the Twilight photos.

  8. Gorgeous! I made a pair of Bella's Mitts too - except I hadn't heard of the Twilight series then and totally missed the reference. I like mitts best too. They are much warmer. If it's warm enough for gloves then I go with fingerless gloves.

  9. Red is such a hard color to capture. Cameras like to brighten it up.

    I wish these mittens weren't associated with Twilight, because they really are lovely. I hate Twilight, so I'd hate to have someone recognize the mittens and have them try to talk to me about that accursed series.

  10. What a lovely job on your first mittens!
    I'm a Twilight fan, I didn't notice the mittens in the movie. What a thoughtful gift!

  11. These mittens are gorgeous and I love the photo's! I might have to try this mitten pattern!