Squirrel Sampler Mittens


This was my long term summer project and I can't believe I'm done! I kind of didn't want to finish these. I kept them in a basket next to the couch and I'd pick it up during the week, knit a few rows here & there in between other projects. They were incredibly satisfying to knit, it was fun watching the acorns grow and the squirrel have a face.

I learned a lot with these mittens:

How to do colorwork How to hem a knit How to picot edge How to Latvian braid How to weave in as I knit

The pattern has long floats of yarn, it's meant to be lined but realistically, I'll rarely have a chance to even wear them, it's just never that cold here! So I wove my floats about every inch or so, when I put them on they don't snag or anything. But I did buy a skein of hot pink kidsilk haze so if I ever change my mind or move somewhere cold! I loved seeing the photos on ravelry of the linings so there is a strong chance I'll line them just because it looks so nice!

I struggled with the thumbs and the outer edges. It's hard to tell from the photos but there is a yellow stitch that runs along the entire mitten, mine looks a little sloppy, no matter what I did. The thumbs were tricky, I'm not sure why but I just felt like they were hard!

Pattern Details:

Squirrel Sampler Mittens by Hello Yarn Gray sock yarn: hand dyed by me! Honey Wilkes Plucky Feet by The Plucky Knitter (absolutely dreamy!) Size 1 needles- 34 inch cord- I used magic loop for these I ended up with 53 grams of gray yarn left and 79 grams of honey wilkes left. I'm crossing my fingers I have enough left for some fingerless mitts!

This project REALLY inspired me. I want The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery to start designing colorwork charts so badly. I want to knit cute kawaii colorwork patterns!!!!