Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ravellenic Finish #3

Holy cow, I am totally getting hooked on knitting with MadTosh Chunky. The projects literally fly off the needles! I cast on for these on Monday, and finished these this morning. But they would have been done much, much faster if I had uninterrupted knitting time. Add this pattern to my list of last-minute super speedy gift options! I just love the look of reverse stockinette and garter stitch in this yarn. Interestingly, this is the same colorway as the lowbrow hat I just finished earlier this week. While these pictures aren't a 100% color accurate (we've got dark, gray rainy skies here today--we lucked out and dodged the big ice storm that was supposed to hit us), this skein is definitely a darker purple when compared to the brighter pink tones of the hat. But they complement each other enough that they still work as a "set." One more birthday gift done! But the best part? These mitts only took half a skein! So I can whip up another pair for me, or a pair to have on hand as a future gift option... but for boredom's sake, I'm planning to move on to my last two skeins of MadTosh Chunky next: a bright, sunny orange (Citrus) that are destined for hat and mittens for me!

Pattern: Spiced Cocoa Mitts by Laura Aylor (link to my Ravelry project page), size medium
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky (colorway: Lepitdoptra, used only half a skein!)
Needles: Size 6 Knit Picks Harmony interchangeables
Modifications: None! First time making these twisted stitches, and they are so much fun!

How's your Ravellenic knitting going? It feels good to be so productive after a sloooow moving January!


  1. Oh, I love those mitts! It is such a vibrant color!

  2. I love that color, and the finished mots are lovely. The pattern really lets the yarn take center stage. I'm bowing out of the Ravellenics this year. I really don't need to cast on for anything else right now and I'm dubious about finishing any of my current wips before the closing ceremonies. Good luck with the rest of your planned projects!

  3. Those are some awesome mittens you have there - love them :)
    Marigolds' Loft

  4. Those mitts are fabulous! You cannot go past madtosh, and that colour is amazing. I think I will have to ad this pattern to my queue.

  5. They're GORGEOUS! I love the simple yet striking design and the mad tosh is as wonderful as ever

  6. I love those mitts. My favorite color. Thanks for the ravelry link.