These mitts were knitted during the time of carnival. I wanted to knit something with a slightly tipsy feeling - that’s why I added random surface crochet. Serpentina is the spanish word for a paper streamer :).
They are knitted sideways in simple stockinette stitch, with some shaping added using short rows.
Adding surface crochet is a good way to mix colours, especially with variegated yarn that has a dramatic colour change – as with the mitts in the picture where the colour changes from a very light pink to a dark turquoise.