Down to business!
Check out these two little fellas! They've been keeping my grandmother's hands toasty during the southern hemisphere winter.
Apparently she gave them names, but I seem to have forgotten what she called them. Something starting with 'M'...Moritz and ... and ... something. Mum, help!
Pattern: Siililapaset - free free free! (in Finnish only)
Designer: tinttitintti (Ravelry link)
Needles: 3.25mm and 4.0mm bamboo double-pointed needles
- Hjertegarn Sock 4 (main mitten yarn)
- 75% wool, 25% nylon
- 50 grams = 210 metres
- colour #2300
- about 50 grams used (yarn held double throughout)
- Novita Tango Fani (eyelash fur yarn)
- 100% polyester
- 50 grams = 58 metres
- colour #328
- very small amount used, somewhere in the vacinity of 20-25 grams
I made a few small alterations to the pattern in that I made them in the round, I made the section before the thumb wider than the section after the thumb, and I made the fur section separately on very small needles (I can't remember the size; must have been around 2.5mm) and then sewed them on to the mittens. This last point took ages but it was absolutely worth it. Otherwise, the fur part pokes through to the inside of the mittens and isn't as thick on the back.
If you want to make these mitts but can't read Finnish, just find yourself a basic mitten pattern and stick some fun fur on the back of the finished mittens. Too easy, really.