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The Burnham mittens and the Guernsey wrap are ready. The cold weather continues so I started on another pair of mittens, this time I’m using Michele Wang’s Knoll pattern. The yarn I used for the Burnham mittens was maybe a bit too light-weight for the current cold weather so I’m now knitting a bit chunkier mittens with two strands of yarn. I’m knitting with an old skein of Novita Florica that I found from my mother’s stash a couple of years ago: it’s been dyed with natural plant dyes, in this case with mint. The yarn is 100 % wool, and I combined it with 100 % alpaca yarn from Garnstudio (DROPS Alpaca shade camel beige 0302).  


Also on my needles is the Stonecutter sweater that I have been itching to knit ever since the patter came out. The cable work is quite intricate and craves a lot of attention, but I love knitting aran so it’s fine. I’m using Garnstudio DROPS Lima in Light Gray (9010).  The pattern is also by Michele Wang. Both patterns (Stonecutter and Knoll) are published in BT Winter 13, and can be found on Ravelry.

I’m almost finished with my first “square of the month”, which is good as next week end is the beginning of February and time for a new square. I picked a pattern that reminds me of continuous infinity loops. I’m using some leftover off white Garnstudio DROPS Karisma for it.


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You need: 125 m or 135 yards of DK weight yarn (blue sample knit with Novita Wool, 100% wool, 135 m/ 50g) 125 m or 135 yards of sport weight yarn for the lining (blue sample: Garnstudio Drops Baby Alpaca Silk, 70% alpaca, 30% silk, 167 m/ 50 g) 
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