Monday, January 07, 2008

Maine Morning Mitts - Finished!

Yarn: Noro Kureyon, colorway #195
Pattern: Maine Morning Mitts, from the book, "The Knitter's Book of Yarn by Clara Parkes.
Needles: #7 Susan Bates Quicksilver dpns

This pattern takes only one skein of the precious and colorful yarn, so that's a real plus. The pattern is free at the above link, but I highly recommend the book. I thought I knew a little bit about yarn, but this book has real good information on the subject, plus it includes 40 very nice patterns, each with more than one suggested yarn.

Usually I try to match striping, but have found that almost impossible with Noro. Once you can get over the need for absolute, symmetrical color and texture perfection, you will be completely won over by this yarn.

The photo shows the mitts fresh off the needles before blocking.


Guinifer said...

A nice change from the tangled mess of the other day? They look very cozy.

renee said...

Oh, those are really pretty!! I hear we're heading back to the cold weather, so you finished them up just in time, too!

I love that Clara Parkes book too. I need to set aside some time to really go through it and read all that great information.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Those are really nice. And I love mismatched gloves or mitts too.

Nittany Knits said...

Noro is great for fraternal gloves, not identical. Just when you think you have the stripes lined up, they change it up and drive you nuts. Yours look great!

Kathy Wajerski said...

Everything I knit is fraternal, even striped projects. Is just my nature, I guess.

I love those mitts. The yarn looks so cozy and soft and I love the colors.

I've been thinking about getting Clara's book but I may look for it in the library first. I hate buying books sight unseen.

Kathy said...

Great looking pair of mitts! I want to make another pair for my big sis in Idaho. She recently (well - 5 weeks ago actually) fell and has been hobbling along. She just discovered that she fractured her ankle, and now she has quite a mess.... She is an avid reader, so perhaps some nice warm mitts might make her feel a little loved! I am sure the Judge feels that way...:)

I have been thinking of purchasing that book. Sine the "Book Queen" recommends it, I might order it later today. :)