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Apr 12, 2017

FO | Colsie Mitts Green Gradient

Slowly but surely, spring is creeping forward. Several untimely freezes managed to zap the buds of early blooming trees, shrubs and flowers, so the colorful display that makes this time of year so appealing is more subdued than usual.

On the other hand, tender shoots and leaves are beginning to emerge and the grass and dandelions are growing at an alarming rate. To celebrate this burgeoning greenery, I finished another pair of spring-weight fingerless mitts, this time in seasonal shades of green and teal.



Mitts | Colsie Green Gradient
Pattern: In development
Yarn: Cotton Fleece (Brown Sheep)
Size: M
Needles: US 8 (5 mm)
Yardage: ~81 yards

With it's blend of cotton and wool, Cotton Fleece is perfect for the season, offering warmth without a woolly feel. As a bonus, the mitts were super fast and easy, and allowed me to use up several small balls of leftovers and scraps, Right now, the only thing they complement is my Lucben Tidepool afghan, but they should pair nicely with a teal and lake shawl in the planning pipeline.

In contrast to the Colsie Rose mitts, this pair incorporates a seven-stage gradient created with just four colors. From top to bottom, they are:
  • Rue
  • Light Jade
  • Sage
  • New Age Teal
I suspect it makes me sound like a simpleton, but I'm having such fun making these gradient and ombre mitts, I've already selected more leftovers for future pairs. A few weeks ago, I casually said I could see these in every color of the rainbow. Considering the array of Cotton Fleece leftovers tucked in the stash, that possibility seems more likely every day.

What knitting obsessions have captured your imagination this week?


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4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I have so many pair of fingerless mitts, I love wearing them....

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    1. Aww, thanks, I'm glad you like them. Like you, I have many many pairs and wear fingerless mitts almost every day.

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  2. Hi, you know green is my favorite color ... loving your mitts

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    1. Hi, Helen, so glad you like them! Super-simple but fun to wear :)

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