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Nov 13, 2016

Little Things, Big Difference

Years ago we collectively concluded there is no such thing as too many mitts, which is a very good thing since I'm in full mitt-making mode.

When last you saw these, I had just cast on and progress was modest at best:



I felt a tiny twinge of guilt casting on a fresh project when there are so many other things on the needles. Luckily, my current go-to design is super-simple and so fast and easy, that humble start went from nothing to something in a very short time.



Kintra Oyster Bay Mitts | Fast, Easy & Reversible
Pattern: Kintra Mitts
Yarns: Cotton Fleece (Brown Sheep); Wool Cotton 4-Ply (Rowan)
Yardage: 118 yards 
Weight: Sport/fingering
Needle: US 7 (4.5 mm)
Size: M

These mitts are the ideal complement to my Oyster Bay Dojeling shawl, even though the yarns are completely different. (The shawl features Quince & Co Tern.) The colors aren't an exact match, but pairing the aqua Wool Cotton with a rather odd grey-green Cotton Fleece created a color blend that (to my eye) works rather well.

With Thanksgiving on the horizon and Christmas close behind, I should be laser-focused on holiday knits. This quick project, however, offered the tantalizing prospect of finally checking off an item that's lingered on my goal list for more than a year, so I couldn't resist. Now, with a fresh pair of non-matchy-matchy mitts to coordinate with one of my favorite shawls, I'm feeling inspired. 

Perhaps that explains why I've cast on more mitts with exactly the same goal: Creating a complementary pair to coordinate with my softest winter scarf. It's light, lush and pretty, but it rarely sees daylight. Will the simple addition of mitts change that? Or am I being delusional? 

We shall see, but for now, I'm putting my trust in this simple truth: Little things often make a very big difference. 


UPDATE
The Kintra Mitts pattern has been released. To buy it now, click here. To read more about it, click here.


8 comments:

  1. Pretty! And such a clever solution to use yarns that are close but not quite the same to complement the shawl. Looking forward to the pattern.

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    1. Thanks, Noni. I'm pleased with the way the mitts worked out and was doubly delighted to be able to make them from stash.

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  2. so very pretty and they look perfect together. love, love, love the mitt pattern!!!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie, I'm so glad you like them! This pattern is my new favorite go-to for mitts :)

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  3. It's the little things! Love the mitts and the coordination with your shawl. The color is great!

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    1. Thanks and you're right: It's the little things :)

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  4. Those are lovely! And that shawl is amazing!

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