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Birdcage mittens…in progress

Last week I wrote about the mittens I wanted to do for NaKniMitMo 2012. However, I spent a few days afterwards wavering on my initial yarn choice. Or at least on the colors themselves. I kept staring at my hutch knowing that the perfect yarn was in there somewhere and I’m glad I second guessed. I ended up making a final decision on two of my favorite colors of Madelinetosh Tosh DK – Nebula and Charcoal.

I think these two are very fine colors. As soon as I pulled them out of my hutch I wanted to start the mittens right away. I love when that happens. Nevermind the fact that it was around 1am, on a Monday morning. Thank goodness I had the day off because I was able to get one mitten almost completely done. Although the gauge is smaller than the pattern-specified Cascade 22o, I know that the yarn will relax some after a nice soak and block.

I’m looking forward to having the second one done very shortly. No second-mitten syndrome here! :)

6 thoughts on “Birdcage mittens…in progress

  1. Hi I couldn’t understand the last part of the instructions, I think you can help me. It says cut A and then do the kitchener bind off. But what about yarn B, what am I suposse to do with that?
    thanks

    1. Hi Sandra! I thought the same thing when I got to that part too. Basically you go ahead and cut yarn B and tuck that tail into the mitten before you do the Kitchener with yarn A. I wasn’t extremely happy with my kitchener stitch but it’ll do. If I do these mittens again I would probably do the 3-needle bind off. Hope this helps! :)

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