bird in hand

Although they aren’t finished yet, I thought I would show off the right-hand mitten while it’s drying. I have never done colour-work before so these were quite a challenge. I have tried to knit them before with Cascade but I found the yarn too bulky for a first-attempt project. At a LYS in January, I picked up some Mission Falls 136 Merino Superwash. It’s a DK weight yarn but I use that loosely because in my very humble opinion, I think it’s somewhere between DK and worsted. The colours I used were basil 532 &  oyster 003. 

Oyster didn’t show up against the basil in the way that I was hoping but I like the results:

I used 2.25mm DPNs as my hands are only 7 1/2″ around and since the smallest size for this pattern is 8″, I thought the smaller needles would fix the problem & I was right. They are snug and perfect.

I finished o w l s by Kate Davies – but more on that later. I have picked up the Whisper Cardigan again and am flying up the first sleeve. Now that there is some weight behind the stitches, it’s easier to knit. Anyhow, back to work …

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