Wednesday, 12 July 2017

WIP Wednesday: Sneak Peek of the Spiralling Star Fingerless Mittens

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Well, here it is, another look at the Spiralling Star Fingerless Mitts!

An image of textured mittens.  They're half-completed on dpns, and being worn on the left hand.  The yarn is varigated green/black/blue, and there's a locking stitch marker with a silver celtic knot visible.

For those of you who've been following the test of this pattern on Ravelry, you know that there was some hiccoughs in the testing process.   For those of you who weren't following, my apologies for the delay in releasing this pattern, since it became clear my original prototype didn't work as well when I created the additional sizes.

So, I did a second (and third) sample, and it seems like I've fixed the problem! The pattern's with my Tech Editor now, so I'm hopeful to have it published before the end of the month.

Anyway, this is try number three, and my first try of these mittens with variegated yarn.   The yarn is Fleece Artist Merino Slim, and it's a colourway from the Canada Parks Collection, which was dyed up specifically for the Canada 150 celebrations.  This particular yarn was inspired by the Aurora Borealis in the Yukon Territory, and while I was originally concerned that it would look wonky, I'm actually really happy with how the colour's pooling! 

The stitch marker you can see came from Cindy of Efficient Sense, and if you're ever short for stitch markers, her *Etsy Store is like a treasure trove! Plus, she's a fellow Torontonian, so shipping was superbly fast.  If you're curious, the specific marker you can see above is from her *Celtic Knot set of stitch markers, and I'm definitely in love.

So, to close, here's my contribution to WIP Wednesday,  and I'll be writing again here soon!

Until next time!


  1. Oh, that is so pretty! Both the yarn and the pattern. These might go on my to-knit-list for this year.

    Good luck with the editor. I hope they won't tell you to do a lot of changes to the pattern anymore. If I have to rework a project that much there comes a point when I just want to be finished...

    1. My editor is actually really sweet, so I'm not too worried. :)

      And, if I do have to re-do it again, as much as I will be frustrated; at least I'm doing it now, rather then having other people find the errors after the pattern goes up. But yes, after this, I don't think I'm making more of these for a bit. . .