Pattern: Mittens with Flowers a Morehouse Original kit
Yarn: Morehouse Merino 3-Strand for mittens in the natural oatmeal colorway and Morehouse 2-ply variegated Merino for flowers.
Needles: Size #5 (3.75mm) and #3 (3.25mm) dpns
Comments: I simply love Morehouse Farm yarn. It's comfort yarn, somewhat like knitting with Malabrigo. Earlier I made a pair of socks out of this yarn, and they are the ones I favor on early Minnesota mornings--so soft and warm and unbelievably comfy that I'm wearing them right now!
Margrit of Morehouse Farm writes elegant patterns that are concise and easy to follow. I tend to lose interest when a pattern gets chatty, and hers are perfect. Just give me the facts, ma'am.
I did change the wrist area on this pattern. It called for a rolled edge but when it rolled, it went a bit too far and didn't cover as much of my wrist as I liked (see right mitten below). So when both mittens were finished, I picked up the stitches at the wrist and added a few reverse stockinette rows (see left mitten below). This lengthens the mitten and works better for someone like me with long arms and never enough sleeve length. If I had known I would have enough yarn to add this length at the start, it would have been done there.
I like the double-rolled effect that my alteration gave to the mittens.
Bet you thought I typed this while wearing them!