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Snow Cloud Mittens.

Yarns: Novita Wool #10 off-white
and for the lining Garnstudio Drops 
Needles: 2.5mm

I knitted the first pair of my Cloud Mittens last summer. I wanted to capture the fluffy clouds that sail idly through the blue summer sky so that I would have something to reminisce during the long and dark winter months. The mittens make me smile every time I wear them; it's as if I carry a piece of summer with me whenever I use them. For this second pair I also wanted to draw inspiration of the current season and chose white and gray to represent the clouds right before snowfall (even though we have no snow at the moment. I wish we would get some in time for Christmas...).

I've been promising to write down the pattern ever since I published the first photos of the mittens. And the pattern has been in making ever since. (I just checked and I've drawn the charts already in the beginning of August.) But for some reason I just haven't found a way to easily explain the instructions in a way that every one of you would understand. Finally I decided to retrace my steps by knitting another pair and trying to write down the instructions as I went ahead. That actually worked and I believe my messy notes are now transformed into an understandable format.

So watch this space. I still have a few small things to draw onto the charts and the last proofreading to do. The pattern is here any moment now.


Comments

  1. I REALLY like you mittens, they are so cute and seem to be very comfy !!!:-)
    The clouds have a very nice shape!
    Can't wait to see the pattern!

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  2. so gorgeous!! off to favourite them on Ravelry....

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CLOUD MITTENS
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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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To fit an average woman hand
Intermediate knitting skills required