Backing up to the Holidays

 This pair is a Christmas Gift for my sister-in-law

This pair is a Christmas Gift for my sister-in-law

Here are my very first Fairisle projects. Two pairs of Kate Gilbert’s Bird in Hand Mittens ravel it The first in Lilac/pink Suri Merino and Cascade 220 dark brown. I knitted them on two size 2 circulars, 24”. They came out a bit large, but very soft and SUPER warm. I kept them, I figure the first pair is a chance to make mistakes, learn the pattern and get a little comfortable with Fairisle. I really enjoyed knitting these. I made a second pair for my sister-in-law Ilma. Ilma’s are knitted in Frog Tree DK weight and the colors are raspberry”ish” plum color and this beautiful wheat (golden yellow brown) color. I absolutely love hers. They were a little small for me. I knitted them on size 1 circs, she has small hands. I left out one of the braids and one of the trim patterns, shortening hers by a good inch. I loved Fairisle so much that I raveled a bunch of mitten patterns, bought the yarn, plan to knit many more…

KnittingLaura Briedis