>Backing up to the Holidays

>Here are my very first Fairisle projects. Two pairs of Kate Gilbert’s Bird in Hand Mittens ravel it The first in liliac/pink Suri Merino and Cascade 220 dark brown. I knitted them on two size 2 circulars, 24″. They came out a bit large, but very soft and SUPER warm. I kept them, I figure the first pair is a chance to make mistakes, learn the pattern and get a little comfortable with fairisle. I really enjoyed knitting these. I made a second pair for my sister-in-law Ilma. Ilma’s are knitted in Frog Tree DK weight and the colors are raspberryish plum color and this beautiful wheat (golden yellow brown) color. I absolutely love hers. They were a little small for me. I knitted them on size 1 circs, she has small hands. I left out one of the braids and one of the trim patterns, shortening hers by a good inch. I loved fairisle so much that I raveled a bunch of mitten patterns, bought the yarn, plan to knit many more…

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