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La Bellezza Sta Nella Semplicità.





The pattern for the Horizon mittens is now available in my Ravelry store. It is for the time being a free Ravelry download in PDF-format, but I haven't yet decided for how long. I might put a small download fee for it later on, because as you surely understand, it does take time to design, knit and re-knit as well as write the pattern and take the photos. So hurry up and grab your free copy of the pattern now! :)  

As I wrote earlier, I had been admiring some color-block mittens on Pinterest but didn't really find a good pattern for them. So I thought: why not just design my own? They turned out so pretty that I wanted to share the pattern with you all. I know that the color-block phase in fashion world is "so last year" and Vogue has probably already forgotten the whole term, but I've never been much of an expert on the latest whims of the haute couture gang. I rather rely on timeless pieces that never go out of style.

I really like these mittens: they are light-weight, easy to knit and are all about the color and the beauty of the yarns. They are plain enough for everyday use, but still have that little something extra so that they are not boring. I think the Italian verse "La bellezza sta nella semplicità" which translates as "Beauty lies in simplicity" works perfectly for these mittens. I hope you like them as much as I do.






HORIZON MITTENS

Yarn requirements

SIZE S/M

Main color: 90 m or 97 yards of sport-weight yarn

Contrasting color: 27 m or 30 yards of sport-weight yarn



SIZE M/L

Main color: 110 m or 120 yards of sport-weight yarn

Contrasting color: 30 m or 33 yards of sport-weight yarn



Brown and blue sample knit with Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca (100% alpaca; 166 m or 182 yards per 50 g) in shade #0618 Light Beige as main color and Garnstudio DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk (70% alpaca, 30% silk; 167 m or 183 yards per 50g) in shade #7402 Light Sea Green as contrasting color.



Grey and purple sample knit with Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca (100% alpaca; 166 m or 182 yards per 50 g) in shade #9020 Light Pearl Grey as main color and Novita Wool (100% wool; 135m or 148 yards per 50 g) in shade #727 Lilac as contrasting color.



NEEDLES

A set of 2.5mm - US size 1 ⅟2 DPNs (or a 60 cm circular needle if you prefer to knit with Magic Loop Method like me)



GAUGE

15 sts and 20 rows = 5 cm (2 “)



SIZE

To fit comfortably an average adult hand (women)



The instructions are written for the smaller size (S/M) and the stitch count + other measurements for the larger size (M/L) in parenthesis.



CONSTRUCTION

The mittens are knit from the bottom up in a round, one at a time.


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