As most of you know, I completed another design for Cascade Yarns a few months ago and I've been eagerly stalking their site for it's release. I'm excited to say that my Heritage Silk Lace Mittens are now available for download on Ravelry, or directly from Cascade's website. They did another wonderful job with the photos and I'm really excited to finally share the pattern with you!
I used Heritage Silk in 5630 (aqua), and 5618 (winter white), and knit the medium. It was funny because not only did I have to rip the lace portion at least 4 times on the first mitten (so I can attest to the durability of the Heritage Silk yarn), but I also had to rip back the inner mitten because I started to knit these to fit myself. I'm 6' tall and I always have to add at least 2 inches to any mitten/glove pattern. Here I was, happily knitting my mittens when I remembered that the model probably has average size hands (as you can see from the photos, I was correct) and I wouldn't need to knit these quite as long as I normally would, lol. That was an interesting moment for me :)
Anyway, I'm really pleased with these. They're my first attempt at designing with lace. They were tough to figure out (how do I attach these?, how do I get the correct number for 2 mittens at different gauges?, how do I...). I have to say that it wasn't nearly as difficult to send these off as it was to send away the blanket. Maybe it's because I don't have any other accessories in that color? But I'm planning on making another pair for myself, with what's left of my Ruby River to match my beret and scarf this winter. That is, if I can find the time :)