|My cabled lace handspun cowl. Also a Rhinebeck project.|
The "item of the year" for 2014 at Rhinebeck is mittens or gloves. I know color work projects tend to do well in knitting competitions, as it is tedious and looks it! So when I decided to knit something for the mitten/glove class, I knew it had to be color work mittens.
Luckily Ravelry is an amazing resource, and that's where I set out to find a pattern. Normally I only use free patterns (yes, I'm cheap!), but for competition entries I will splurge. I found these gorgeous mittens on Ravelry and just had to make them!
I have a lot of Knit Picks Palette yarn lying around, more than enough to make this project. Once I sorted out my colors I wanted to get to work, but then I found out I didn't have the right needles. A trip to Amazon.com and I was set.
My needles came in while I was at the State Fair last weekend (more on that Thursday!), and I was able to start the mittens Sunday.
|Sunday and Monday's work.|
The construction is interesting. I already found a few things that I don't like (the lining of the cuff is too wide, and I don't like the thumb), but I'm not good enough to try and change things, especially for a competition entry. So I will knit them as is and hope that someone likes them enough to buy them!
|Progress from Monday and today.|