Owl mitts

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Quince & Co, a wonderful small yarn manufacturer based in Maine, just released a new yarn – Owl, a 50% alpaca / 50% wool blend that is simultaneously woolly-tweedy and alpaca-soft.  The color palette is beautifully heathered, and I had heck of a time decided which color to start with – in the end, I couldn’t decide and I picked two, Cinnamon and Tawny.

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I knit the new pattern that Quince & Co released for its Owl yarn, Sherwood Mitts.  It takes just a skein of each, and I was able to finish one mitt a night, so it’s instant gratification!  As recommended, I used US 3s for the ribbing and US 6s for the rest of the mitt, and it fit perfectly.  The only modification I made was to knit 10 rows on the cuff instead of 5 – and there was enough yarn left that you could have easily doubled (or even tripled) the length of the cuff if you wanted.

The pattern is simple, but with the branching detail on the back of the mitt and yarnover increases on the palm, it never gets boring.  I’m anxious for Quince & Co to release more patterns for this wonderful new yarn – for that matter, I’d be perfectly happy knitting a pair of these mitts in each of the colors!

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One comment on “Owl mitts

  1. Those mitts are beautiful!! and I love wool and alpaca blends, so warm and snuggly.

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