Free Lightweight Mitten Pattern and a WIP

IMG_6266 Today I am sharing a couple of things with you.  Firstly, since it IS Wednesday after all, I want to share with you my latest work-in-progress … more handspun mittens!  I really can’t get enough of handspun mittens.  They are a lot of fun to knit and people really seems to enjoy them.

These bad boys are knit from handspun Cotswald in “Eye of the Peacock” colorway by Spunky Eclectic.  I love the bright and cheery colors and so far they are knitting up to be excellent mittens.

For the pattern, I am using one of my own.  One that I will be sharing with you all today!  You can download it free here.  It is a really simple pattern … stockinette stitch, in-the-round, and a nice thumb gusset but it also has i-cord edging, just to give it that extra little finishing touch.  I’m using a set of 5 double pointed needles to knit mine but you could very easily do magic loop if you prefer.

The main reason that I enjoy this pattern so much is that it really allows the handspun to be the star.  You can spin your yarn for short little bursts of color or for long and gradual color changes … they both look excellent.  It also works well for that odd ball of self striping yarn you may have sitting in your stash and can’t decided what  to do with. The pair in today’s post was spun with fairly short color changes but the Autumn Blackberry Mittens has the longer color shifts …   I’m all about tons of color lately!

Happy Wednesday all!

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