Recently while reading my blogroll I saw a post asking for test knitters. I usually am such a slow knitter I don't often volunteer, but hey, since I'm not working out of the home yet and it was a small project, I was game!
Plus, as you'll see below, a good way to use up handspun. Especially when you are not a high yardage spinner like me, or if you have lefovers, or use any yarn you want! The possibilities are endless ;)
Enter the handspun I wanted to use.
GLBLF Autumnal Rite Polwarth from Oct/Nov 2010 SAL
I think I did pretty well matching the brown to the handspun.
When one's photographer aka model is napping, one must find other ways to document ;)
The mitt on the left is the 2nd one I knit. I didn't knit the wraps as in garter, I don't like to if I can help it.
Mitt 2 also has a wonky curve to it. Dunno what happened...
Doesn't matter as when they are on, who notices...not even me ;) (gotta love a self timer!)
Cane Sugar Mitts by Larissa Brown
Master color is Cascade 220 in Walnut Heather
Contrast color is Autumnal Rite, my own handspun
Mods: made the total length of the mitt longer (she tells you in the pattern how to do so), knit the wraps on 1 mitt, not on the other.
An easy pattern I feel. The thumb part was a bit fiddly with long dpn's but doable. Magic loop didn't work as well for me. I am not afraid of dpn's, just prefer ML most of the time :)
Still have more leftovers, stay tuned for how I use them!