I knit these mittens as a birthday present for a good friend. By the time I finished them, they were a belated birthday present, and it was not cold enough to wear mittens anymore... But it is the thought that counts, right?
I used a free pattern from Ravelry.com that redirected me to the Balkan Style blog. This style is called Newfoundland Mittens because it is the traditional mitten worn in Newfoundland. The pattern uses rows of contrasting colors along with slipped stitches to create a textural honeycomb pattern. Traditionally these mittens are worked with contrasting, but subdued colors. I decided to go with bright purple and magenta for a more modern look. I used Debbie Stoller's Full O' Sheep Yarn for this project, the same yarn I used for my Owl Hat a few months ago.