I have always had cold hands. People comment on it all the time. I can’t help it–I am just cold blooded I guess. It is a good thing then that the first two knits of 2009 will help to make my fingers less chilled. You saw the first of these knits. Here is the second:
So I saw the Twilight movie. (Didn’t everybody?) I immediately noticed the gloves Bella wore in the scene where she almost gets killed by the car in the school parking lot. I gave it a couple days and then I went in search of the pattern as I was sure some person had figured it out and posted. This is how I found Bella’s Mittens (ravelry link). Oh how I love the internets.
Movie or no, these mittens are just plain cute. And SUPER fast and easy. Warm too. The only drawback is that knitting with bulky yarn on smaller needles makes for some finger cramping moments.
Thanks so much to my friend Teri for modeling these for me and for lending her way better camera to the cause. Teri is not so much a knitter but a talented multi-crafter so she gets it. Thanks again Teri!
Pattern: Bella’s Mittens
Source: Subliminal Rabbit
Yarn: Berroco Peruvia Quick
Needles: US 8
Mods: The yarn I used was slightly thicker than the suggested yarn.
Notes: The end result is really cute and very warm but the fabric is a little stiff. Although, once I washed them they did loosen up a bit. If I were to knit this again I would probably try it with worsted weight yarn to make them a little squishier. But as is, I still think they will make great snow day mittens.
Oh, hello Teri.