Sunday, 20 March 2011

Wintergreen Mittens

March 2011

My Mum has a habit of buying yarns without a specific project in mind. This is A Good Thing, because sometimes they get donated to me, and I have a hunt around for something suitable. In this instance, I discovered Kate Gilbert's Wintergreen Mittens and immediately decided I had to make them. If only because I couldn't for the life of me work out how the leaf pattern was actually made.

March may not really be the ideal time of year to make mittens, but when you only have one skein of something, your options can be limited. And anyway, it's Mother's Day soon, and I'll seize upon any opportunity to make a knitted gift.

My husband loves this pattern so much he wants me to adapt it and make a cushion or something, which I may well do one day.

For now I'm glad I learned the technique of twisting stitches in stranded knitting on something fairly small.

Hard work, but so worth it.

Pattern: Wintergreen Mittens by Kate Gilbert
Yarn: Sirdar Click dk with wool (MC) and King Cole Merino Blend dk (CC)
Amount: 1 skein of each
Colourway: 128 Tarn (MC) / 41 Oatmeal (CC)
Needles: 2.75mm
Size: dk size
On ravelry: here


  1. Oh my! So pretty. I really like your husband's idea--this would make a great cushion. Thanks for showing us this pattern. I haven't seen it before.

  2. Those are beautiful. It think the colours you've chosen are perfect. You've really made me look at this pattern with fresh eyes.

  3. oooh, these are absolutely amazing! love Love LOVE!! <3 :)

  4. wow those are a knockout. i need to check out that pattern. thank you for sharing.