Apr 2, 2017

FO | Colsie Mitts Rose Gradient

Spring has arrived, which in this region means erratic temperatures coupled with cold and stormy weather punctuated by tantalizing flashes of sun and warmth.

To celebrate the latter, I broke my grey streak by making a quick pair of spring-weight fingerless mitts in cheerful shades of red, rose and pink. The last time you saw them they looked like this.

And here's what they look like today:

Colsie Rose | Reversible Mitts
Pattern: In development
Yarn: Cotton Fleece (Brown Sheep), Four Seasons (Classic Elite, discontinued)
Size: M
Needles: US 8 (5 mm)
Yardage: ~80 yards

Colsie, an old-fashioned Scottish word for cozy, captures the everyday simplicity of these mitts. The stretchy ribs hug my hand, offer plenty of give, and are fully reversible. Cotton-wool blends are perfect for this time of year, providing warmth without a woolly feel.

Each mitt incorporates six colors. From top to bottom, they are:
  • Red & White Variegated
  • Medium Pink
  • Provincial Rose
  • Cherry Moon
  • Clear Red
  • Barn Red
As humble as they are, these mitts represent a knitting trifecta. They were super fast and easy, made with leftovers from stash, and served to illustrate one way to create a five-color gradient in the Ombres & Gradients series. Plus, the colors complement a fuchsia shawl (purchased, not handknit) I wear often, so that's another win.

If you read Going Green, you know there's another pair already on the needles, and this morning I selected more leftovers for future pairs. Long ago, we agreed there's simply no such thing as too many mitts, so I may make a whole series in a rainbow of colors. What do you think?

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  1. Lovely and a stash buster! A girl can never have too many mitts!!!!!!!

  2. Owning my agree: Great stashbuster and no such thing as too many mitts.

    Looking forward to seeing more in all the colors of the rainbow :)


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