We have a new pattern to share with you this week that could be a perfect choice for your holiday gift knitting. Cap Sease has created the Double Stuff Mitten for those of you looking for a little something that will be as snug and comforting as a cup of cocoa and a plate full of our favorite cookies.
These double layered mittens were inspired by classic Estonian mittens that combine a hard wearing outer layer with a second softer inner layer for maximum protection against winter’s chills. Cap’s pattern pairs either Mountain Mohair or Weekend Wool with Alpaca Elegance. And the results are as snug as you could wish for.
She has embellished her mittens with a bit of embroidery, and you may opt to personalize your pair by adding stripes, textured stitches such as cables, or working in school or team colors. We can’t wait to see what you come up with. You’ll probably find yourself making pair after pair this winter as requests from friends and loved ones for warm woolen mittens begin to accumulate like snow drifts!
Cap’s pattern is beautifully constructed and easy to follow. Newer knitters considering this pattern should be successful if they are already comfortable working in the round with double pointed needles, and decreasing.
More new patterns will be added to our website as we get closer to the holidays and we hope that you’ll enjoy working on what we have in store for you.