UPDATE: Thanks so much to all the folks who offered to test-knit. I’ve got plenty of volunteers now. Seriously–thanks!
The middle west US is covered in snow, which means those of us who are responsible for cars or porches or sidewalks or pets spend a lot of time moving the stuff around. Which is cold. Which means … mittens.
I knitted for Elinor, and I decided to design my own pattern.
They feature a fat two-color cable running up the back, extra-long cuff, and a stripey thumb with swirling decreases (thanks to some clever tweaking from Minty). And, because they’ve got colorwork and cables in worsted-weight wooly-wool, they are WARM.
I’m planning to make them my very first pattern-for-sale. Want to test-knit a pair? Let me know! You should be an advanced knitter comfortable with colorwork and with cables, and you should have a couple skeins of Cascade 220 or other 100% wool worsted-weight yarn to devote to the cause.
ETA: Also, could you please include a link to your Ravelry projects or a blog or Flickr set or something? I suddenly have this fear that “advanced” and “comfortable” are relative terms. Thanks!