To stave off the cold of course. 🙂 This is a fantastic pattern, both well written and a fast knit. I cast on for this pair on Tuesday and off on Wed. I even reknit one mitt because I made two left hand mitts. I didn’t have enough yarn left to knit two right hand mitts or I would have done that instead. lol As it is, the mitts don’t take long. Maybe 4 hours per mitt?
Stats: Louet Gems Fingering Weight in Indigo, less than one skein
Needle: US 1 steel Hiya Hiya DPNs
Pattern: Serpentine Mitts by Miriam Felton
You’ve got to love a skein buster. Though really, if you had about 40 grams of sock yarn leftover you could get rid of that little bit. I think the mitts actually weigh 38 g. Plus, if you made them a bit shorter, you would use less, or how about some striped mitts? lol I’ll bet they would look fantastic in a lonesome skein of Koigu.
For those of you who are poking around on my Ravelry page, I test knit this pattern for Miriam which is why there are two pairs. Yes, they are in the same yarn and color, no they are not the same size. lol