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Laurelhurst Mittens






Today is the first day that really feels like spring here – I can hear the birds chirping and the melting snow dripping off the roofs and balconies. So, naturally, I have finally finished these mittens for H! I started these for her birthday in November, and they ended up being one of those gifts that I wrapped still on the needles, and gave, sheepishly, unfinished.

Now that they’re done, though, I’m so pleased with them! The pattern is simple, a plain mitten with some colourwork, but I think the simplicity is quite striking. These are also some of my favourite mitts I’ve made in terms of fit – they’ve got the perfect amount of ease around every part of the hand. The pattern is actually a free download on Ravelry, and I’m rather surprised it doesn’t have more projects!

The yarn is some Knit Picks Wool of the Andes that I’ve had in my stash for awhile now. I ended up using about a skein and a third of the grey (which is “cobblestone heather”) and less than half a skein of the burnt orange colour (which is “maple syrup”). I spent a long time debating between the orange and a purple, and I’m happy with the orange. It makes a very autumn-like combination, and since these mitts aren’t heavily insulated, that’s when I can imagine wearing them the most.

All of the details about these mitts are on my Ravelry project page.

I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend! Happy Monday!


  1. Ine Ine

    Beautiful! The colors you’ve used are a good match I think πŸ™‚

    • kyliemw kyliemw

      Thank you Ine! Wishing you lots of knitting time this week πŸ™‚

  2. What beautiful mittens!

    • kyliemw kyliemw

      Thanks Donna! Hoping you’ve got some of this nice spring weather too!

  3. Hooray for spring! I’m so glad we are getting some nicer weather earlier this year. I probably just jinxed it, though.

    Great mitts! I think the orange is a great contrast for the grey.

    • kyliemw kyliemw

      Thanks Brandy! And yep – every time I talk about the weather, I think I must have jinxed it!

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