Dec 7, 2016

FO | Kintra Mitts Nearly Neutral

It's no secret how much I love color, and when I review my projects past and present, it would be fair to say color dominates the pack. 

That said, I'm an equally big fan of neutrals, so while we've been talking about other things like holiday films and must-do holiday knits, I've been quietly making another pair of mitts. (Bear with me, these shots were grabbed on the fly, and since then, the weather has been so gray and overcast, it's been impossible to get decent photos.)

Worked in a super-easy ladder rib slip stitch, they feature alternating solid and striped sections for a modified gradient effect similar to those I made last yearThis time, neutral shades fade from black to grey and into cream, accented with a small pop of burgundy red.

Kintra has become a favorite go-to pattern for very practical reasons. It's great for nearly mindless knitting at the end of a hectic day, and the mitts work up quickly, so even a slow knitter like me can complete a pair in a few evenings.

In this yarn, the mitts are so seductively soft and cozy, it would be nice to have a light, luscious cowl, scarf or shawl to go with them. I've been saving the bulk of the Tajmahal for a sweater, but it might be time to rethink that strategy. 

Kintra Mitts | Nearly Neutral

Yarns: Tajmahal (GGH & Lane Cerviinia); Charlemont (Valley Yarns)
Yardage: 118 yards 
Weight: Sport/fingering
Needle: US 7 (4.5 mm)
Size: M

This is the third pair of mitts I've finished in the past month or so, which temporarily alleviates my mitt deficit. With that problem resolved, it's time to focus on other pressing priorities such as the handful of gift Christmas Trees that still have to be made, so I'd better get busy!

To purchase the Kintra Mitts pattern, click here.

To see the complementary Kintra cowl, click here.


  1. I was looking all over for the pattern and then I read to the end of this post. Those mitts are so pretty.

    1. Thank you, CathieJ, I'm so glad you like them! If all goes as planned, the pattern will be released this weekend.

  2. I did the same thing: Looked around for the pattern, THEN read the coming soon blurb ;)


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