Jared Flood must be some kind of genius. Looks how he uses two simple purl stitches to create a braid effect. Pretty neat.
The bad news is that this approximately one centimetre of knitting took me about two hours by the time I figured out the provisional cast-on and knit the hem. (It’s hard to see here, but it’s actually doubled over.) After this part, the pattern casually states “work Row 1-64 of the right mitten chart.” Yikes. And the worst news is that I have to do another mitten.
These mittens are a Christmas present for J (who neither reads this blog nor pays close attention to what I’m knitting.) I’ve been doing lots of stockinette patterns recently so I figured a teensy bit of colour work and some cables would be good for the soul. Still have to knit two stockings, a cowl and the rest of this mitten and its mate before Christmas though – can I do it?
I finished this little jacket recently too. I made it for size 12-months just in case the 6-12 was too small by the time I finished. I was too fast for my own good and it’s certainly going to be a few months before the twins fit in it. That said, I think they’ll (one? both?) get at least a few years of wear in it. M could probably fit in it if we passed the sleeves off as 3/4 length. The yarn is the same Madeline Tosh mohair blend I used in the booties, and is not quite as variegated as this picture shows – I was having fun with filters.