Here are a couple pairs of 1/2 mitts I made from locally sourced yarn. The purple ones on the left are from the Rambouillet, the bluish pair are also from the Rambouillet with some silk blended in with the combs. They are deliciously easy to knit up. Despite being very easy to knit, the pattern looks complicated so you get the benefit of seeming to be more advanced than you may be. There is a bit of thinking to do around the gusset, but all you need to do there is pay attention to the pattern.
Mitts, hats and socks get most of my attention because they are quick and easy to make. You can use up small amounts of handspun and move onto another project. I have a short attention span and I like to experiment with colours, fibres and patterns, so trying new things on socks, mitts and hats is the way to go.
These half mitts will both be on sale, along with many other items I’ve been making, at the Langley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild Annual Artisans’ Sale: Beyond Fibre. Mark your calendar, Saturday November 6 from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, November 7 from 10am to 4pm at the Fort Langley Community Hall on Glover Road in Fort Langley BC. See you there.