pattern: Green Autumn (Druid Mittens) by Jared Flood
yarn: Black Sheep Dyeworks Sock Weight Superwash Merino Wool Yarn, in Olive Oil tonal, 55g
An amazing pattern, I loved every stitch of it and wished it would never end. Can't wait to make a new pair, I just need to another skein of something hand dyed green gorgeousness. Black Sheep Dyeworks' yarn was a real pleasure to knit and had a vivid semi-solidy dye, so it's high there on my list for a reknit.
Though the pattern was really good to start with, here are couple of changes I made:
- As the yarn was pretty lightweight compared to the one in the pattern, I used 2.75mm DPNs instead of 3.25mm. A quick skim through Rav projects says that lots of other people went down in needle size too.
- This might be a matter of preference, but to me the kitchener's stitch to close up the saddle after the decreases worked a lot better. Jared Flood recommended three needle bind-off and I tried it, but it didn't look that neat.
- My hand is quite tiny and the mitten knit specifically as the pattern suggested was a perfect fit. So people with normal or larger hands, doing more cable pattern repeats is highly advisable.
All in all, I fell in love with the yarn and the pattern and now I'm prepared for the first chilly autumn mornings.