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Mittens #9
December 1 2010
December 26 2010
Project info
Mittens #9
Sale (or me)
small/medium women
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
389 yards
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca
1 skein = 182.0 yards (166.4 meters), 50 grams
De Vlotte Knot in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Zitron Opus 1
1 skein = 207.0 yards (189.3 meters), 100 grams
De Vlotte Knot in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland

Handknitted mittens from the softest yarn I have yet seen and had the pleasure to knit wit. It is called Opus 1 from Atelier Zitron. It has Aloe Vera and Jojoba in it. Very, very soft so it makes these mittens extremely comfortable to wear. This time I knitted a lining from Drops Alpaca in it to make it extra warm.

I like the fact that they are not exactly the same but that you can see they are knitted from the same skein. The mittens are about 24 cm. long. They will fit a small to medium sized hand. Made the pattern up myself.

Knitted in the round so there are no seams. Used the Elisabeth Zimmermann method for the thumb. That is: put some st. on a piece of contrasting thread. Knit like nothing has happened and finish the mitten. Pick up these st. and make the thumb like a mini mitten.

When the mitten was done I picked up the same amount of st. on the inside of the cuff and knit a whole new inside mitten that fits into the outside mitten. With thumb and all. A lot of work but oh so worth it.

Finished them last night. So warm and comfy!

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December 1 2010
December 26 2010
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About this yarn
by Garnstudio
100% Alpaca
183 yards / 50 grams

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by Zitron
100% Merino
207 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: December 22, 2010
  • Finished: December 27, 2010
  • Updated: January 30, 2011
  • Progress updates: 2 updates