crazy for mitts: squishy!

After a little break, we continue with our little series! This is the next to last installment, so I hope I’ve still got you interested! When I knit up Juniper Mitts (I know, I know, I still owe you photos!), my first reaction was “oooooh so squishy!” You can squeeze them like a sponge and they bounce back, and this also makes them extra comfy. After all, these things are going on your hands, you want them to be soft and comfortable or I’m guessing you won’t be wearing them too much! My best friend always teases me when we go ring shopping – one of the most important factors for me is that the ring is comfortable. It can be the prettiest thing in the world, but if it’s going to irritate me while I’m wearing it, that’s a deal breaker for me. I feel the same about mitts. So here are three high-squish-factor patterns! :)

Garter Stitch Mitts

They’re made in garter stitch – how much squishier than that can you get? And it’s an Ysolda pattern – how could I not love them? Oh, and did I mention the pattern is free? Check out the 868 Rav projects for color ideas…

#9 Buttoned Mitts

I’m not a fan of unnecessary buttons (I had bad experiences with them on a hat), but these look wonderful! They’re by Kirsten Kapur, and though it seems that they’re not online, it could be a good excuse to pick up a copy of KnitSimple… By the way, I do realize the photo is tiny: the one on Ravelry is slightly bigger.

Diamante

And finally, Diamante, self-published by Allegra Wermuth. While looking at Allegra’s profile, I also noticed that she is co-editor of Petite Purls, so if you are in search of baby/child patterns, go give it a look!

I think we’ll do our mitt-patterns wrap-up tomorrow, in the meantime – I hope you have a squishy day! :)

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