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InstructionsI wouldn't recommend the alpaca silk for mittens for the simple fact that these will have to be hand washed, but I couldn't find ANY washable blue yarn so close to Christmas. They are for an older woman whom my Sunday Funday crew has adopted, so it's not likely she will wear them hard.
However, with that said, the two yarns were held together, and they worked beautifully!
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Classic, Casual
Viking Alpaca silk-( blue/gray/charcoal) Washable Wool (Vintage Gray) size 8 double pointed needles
What was your inspiration?
Joanie. She is a sweet woman without family close by, so I knew my first give away set would be to her.
What are you most proud of?
The colors came out beautifully.
Side note* I had to start over on the right hand mitten. The second one came out perfect! When I unraveled the other mitten, I had a bit of a struggle, at least answering my concern about how well the mittens would hold up to my end weaving. These mittens won't be unraveling, so I guess that is something to be proud of,lol.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't work on them when you have sick family. I tried to work on mine while babysitting a sick grandson and my right hand mitten has a convertable top that is three stitches off from where it should be. It makes the thumb look like it sits in the middle of the hand. I haven't decided yet if I am going to rip it out and start the convertable top again or not.
Also, if the mittens will be worn by someone who will need a washable mitten, be sure to work with only washable yarn. I didn't have a choice, as I couldn't find blue yarn in a washable blend.