Sunday, January 4, 2015

Vermont Red Barn Mittens . . .

Perfect touch for the first Vermont snow of the year.  

These mittens remind me of those classic pictures of a red Vermont barn in the snow. 
 You know the ones where the barn just pops out of the picture 
and makes you wish it was winter so you can be sitting cozy 
by the fire with the winter wind howling in the background (knitting of course)?  
Or maybe that's just me?

Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted
Colorway:  Burgundy
Needle Size: 8
Cast on: 28 stitches on 4 double pointed needles
Knit in the round until the cuff measures 2 inches
I then worked a basic thumb gusset of 11 stitches 
and knitted a 3 x 3 cable up the center of the mitten 
with a steep decrease at the top for a pointy mitten top.

The color really pops in the snow and has a very simple classic feel to them.
The yarn is soft, warm, and very enjoyable to knit with.  

A happy warm start to the long winter :)

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