Sunday, October 25, 2009

WIP - Anemoi Mittens

I started this mitten last night:

WIP - Anemoi Mittens
Start of an Anemoi Mitten

The plan is to make these for my sister for Christmas. It's my first serious attempt at stranded knitting with two colours. I'm planning on holding one colour in each hand, but I can't master purl stitches when knitting English, so I'm dropping and picking up while working the ribbing...

The yarn is Sierra Andina from Italian Adriafil. It's 100% extra fine alpaca and it's sooooo lovely.

4 comments:

Wendie said...

I usually have to hold that color in my left hand, because I can't purl English either. I've been wanting to make these mittens for quite awhile. One day I'll get to them.

ekittie said...

Ooooh, I LOVE those mittens! They're going to be gorgeous! :D

essjay said...

Those will be so pretty! I've been doing some color work on kids hats just for practice and I am able to hold one color in each hand. I usually knit english and I can knit continental but purling? That will take a ton of practice. I look forward to seeing how these go for you!

Swedish said...

Wow you've been busy! These are going to be gorgeous. Can't wait to see your progress.