Optimistic Mitts Complete


I finished these mitts over the weekend and well, I'm quite happy with them.  The strap and the button detail are my favorite part of the mitt design.  There is a quiet joy rummaging through my button collection deciding on flashy or romantic or unassuming.  I went for unassuming this time around.


This project used one skein of cascade 220, a fantastic basic yarn.  I believe these would make a lovely holiday gift (I know, I know I shouldn't speak of holiday knitting) OR a lovely gift for me.  I have options.


Ravelry notes are here.

Comments

  1. I really, really like those mitts! Not that I want to think about needing them just yet... ;-)

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  2. I love mitts of all kinds, but I especially love these! Beautiful. Great button choice too! You're making me crave autumn weather... :)

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  3. Oh, how perfectly lovely! I also love the button and strap, and I would have thought that the button came with the yarn--it is such a perfect match!

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  4. They are beautiful! I can't quite image being cold enough right now to want to put them on though. I know that cold will be here sooner that we would like.

    Awesome job!!

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  5. I love these Karen. Very unassuming but still so pretty.

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  6. I like the strap too. It makes them very elegant. The yarn is so pretty, too!

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  7. Gorgeous!! I've already got a pair of socks finished....and they're a Christmas gift. I have two other pairs of socks I want to make; plus a sweater & blanket for Ree. I need to get working on it all now...I'll be a little busy sometime just after Thanksgiving with the baby. If I don't get things done before it gets here they'll never be finished in time!!

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  8. I love your mitts! There's a yarn in my stash that would work well. And this would give me a perfect excuse to go vintage button shopping. :-)

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  9. They look gorgeous and ever so cosy. I love the strap detail.

    Nina x

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  10. So pretty! I love the straps and buttons :)

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  11. I love them! I like that they're just a touch more interesting and dressed up than the basic ones that i've seen, but not over the top lacy like the fancy ones that are out there. And the cascade 220 looks gorgeous!

    P.S. I stumbled on this today and thought of you. (sorry if you've just gotten the song out of your head...) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYLixfjsjFE

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  12. love the fleck in the wool. I agree with you the strap detailing is really a standout. you should keep them

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  13. Those are lovely. I adore how basic yet elegant they are.

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  14. Another lovely item off your needles. Now we just need some cold weather to head our way. I for one am ready for winter.

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  15. Love these Karen. I am starting to think of holiday knits now too xxx

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  16. Ooh these are nice...it's a bit warm to start thinking about woollies things...we've just put all our winter clothes in the loft! But they are gorgeous and you'll be well ahead of everyone come autumn when we'll all be madly knitting. I love the green/grey colour. Great button match.

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  17. Oh, Karen!!! I love these!!! Of course, in the queue it goes!!!! And this will totally 'round' out the favorite mitts knitting----love 'fetching' for dk wt; I found a great bulky wt pattern last year (would have to check the rav page....can't remember the name now, but I made them a BUNCH!!!)---and this will most definitely fill the worsted wt category. You are brilliant!!

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  18. *LOVE*!!! I've found my next project!. I've been watching Alfred Hitchcock movies every night, and your mitts have the same timeless, vintage-y vibe that I find very appealing. I love the strap and button and the 2x2 ribbed cuffs.

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  19. I just LOVE those mitts! They look fantastic on. Have to add it to my queue!

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  20. wow karen, those are BEEEAUUUTIFUL.

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  21. I love them. I have done this pattern before and loved it! I have gifted all of them. I think I need a pair for myself too.

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  22. These are fabulous Karen :)

    verypink.com released the tutorial for my Runrig mitts design today, with mention of holiday knitting ... it's a scary thought!

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  23. Oh, I just love these! Pattern, color, strap and the.perfect button. And you areright, they would be a great gift! I am just now turning to holiday ideas one must plan if one is to make!

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  24. Thinking of in with this oppressive heat we've been ha in. Hope you are staying cool, pony girl :) my eldest expressed that she us ready for fall ~ she is not a fan of the heat!

    Your weekend sounds wonderful and like my kind of weekend!

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  25. I love these mitts! I'm thinkingban orangy color to go with my citron and my orange wool coat. Headed to ravelry to add to my queue.

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  26. Very nice! I need to check out this pattern.

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  27. I love mitt knitting! I'm adding this pattern to my queue. I would definitely like a pair for myself (oh, and in that burnt orange you showed? yes please!)

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