As fall temperatures start to drop, my knitting seems to switch from pattern work to color work… I think it might be in response to the beautiful change of color in the foliage around me. I begin thinking of the snow soon to fly; I’m one of the few who love winter. Yes, it’s cold, but I love warm wool sweaters, and the snow… this is my inspiration for the “Winter Wonder Mittens”.
Mittens are perfect for color work. They are not too demanding, but hold my interest. If you’ve made socks or done color work, you will love knitting these soft mittens.
These “Wonderful” mittens feature a snowflake pattern across the back of the hand with a traditional spotted or “lice” pattern on the palm and the yarn must be Fresco. Snowflake patterns provide the beauty while the soft wool/baby alpaca/angora Fresco yarn provides the warmth and comfort.
Amy Loberg, Designer
60% wool, 30% baby alpaca, 10% angora
Fresco is a smooth and even 3-ply sport weight yarn. The plies are twisted together tightly enough to make a firm, springy yarn, but not so tightly that the yarn loses its lofty, soft hand. The fiber blendwool (for warmth and strength), alpaca (for loft and sheen), and a bit of angora (to provide a soft halo)makes a yarn that’s warm, soft, and slightly fuzzy.
Fresco is available in an expansive palette, which makes it great for colorwork projects.
Here is the free downloadable Fresco Winter Wonder Mittens pattern. (file size: 936 KB)
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