FO: October Mittens

When the Woodland Winter Kit came out from KnitPicks last winter I knew I had to get it.  Up until very recently, KnitPicks kits were a one time deal, the patterns were exclusive to the kits and they only exist in limited quantities.  Only the most beloved kits are re-colored and re-released.  So I snatched this one up with the intention of knitting up all the mittens this summer and being ready for fall.

However, I went through a bit of a knitting slump this summer and Palette, with all its rough and sheepy charm was not the thing for summer knitting. As soon as the air started to cool and I was wearing my Endpaper Mitts all day, every day I knew it was time to start the first of many pairs of Palette mittens for the fall and winter.

There are a total of six pairs of mittens (and enough yarn to make all of them) in the kit and I intend to have each pair done before the end of the month they are named for, wish me luck!

P.S. The kit was made available again this winter (in the soft palette I have, and a new bright palette, using black as the background color).  Also, you can get it as a download now, in case you don’t find Palette as wonderful as I do and want to sub in a different yarn.

Project Name: October Mittens

Pattern: October in the Woodland Winter Mitten Kit by Kerin Dimeler-Laurence.

Recipient: Me

Yarn:  KnitPicks Palette in Bittersweet Heather, Thicket, Camel Heather, Almond, Cornmeal, Green Tea Heather, and Celadon Heather

Modifications:

  • On the right mitten I made the thumb larger by picking up two stitches across the gap and ssk/k2tog after about three rounds

New Skills:

  • None

Feedback: Nice charts, but the thumbs are a bit skinny for me.  For the upcoming months I will make the thumbs 2 to 4 stitches larger to accomodate my shapely thumbs.

Re-Knit?: Yes and no, I will be making the remaining five pairs of mittens but the October chart is far from my favorite.

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