I took advantage of the ferry ride to and from Nova Scotia this weekend to work on a pair of fun top-down mittens in dreamy hand painted Gotland. Originally, when I was spinning up this fiber, I had intended to make a rockin’ pair of socks with it (handspun longwool socks are THE BEST!) but as I knit along I realized more and more that the yarn wanted to be mittens instead. Who am I to argue with yarn?
I have the first mitten finished and am cruising right along with the second. They are a really simple but gratifying knit. And you want to know a little secret? I’m writing up the pattern for these mittens to be released as a free in August here on my website. I’ll be filling you in on all the knitty gritty details a little bit later
So what are you working on now? I’d love to hear all about it!