I finished my Dreyma mittens today. They might look familiar, as I made a nearly identical pair for my sister for Christmas. I made one change when knitting my mittens, I added an inch to the cuff. I want my wrists to stay nice and toasty.
These mittens are knit out of Ístex Léttlopi on US 4 needles, so they should be incredibly warm. I hope I don’t have to use them until next year, but I live in Iowa and it is February, so I’ll probably need them soon.
One of the best things about Thursday morning swim lessons is the half hour it gives me to knit. Today I used that time to finish my Sitka Spruce mittens.
These mittens will be great for early winter when I don’t need a heavy mitten. If I were making them to wear all winter I would have at least doubled, if not tripled, the cuff. I don’t like having cold wrists. If I make these again I will change the final decreases at the top of the mitten to make them less pointy.
Now I’m off to decide what to cast on next. Wish me luck.