|Photo © Jane Heller|
The mittens are constructed by using a provisional cast and working the liner mitt first. Before working the outer mitten from the provisional cast on stitches, the liner is turned inside out because, as I found out through trial and error, at this dense gauge it's a lot more comfortable to have the purl side next to the fingers. When I was trying on earlier versions, it seemed like I could feel the decreases at the top of the hand with the knit side in, which bugged me. This way, it's all smooth.
It's not super obvious in the photos, but these mittens also include a cord to hang them around your neck when they're not being worn. I'm terrible about losing just one mitten and this was my solution. It also allows me to take them off to do a task without having to figure out where to put them down.
As a teenager I owned those very boots: 10-eye oxblood Docs. Sometimes I still think about them and miss them, so to see them so perfectly styled with my mittens warms the punk rock part of my heart.
I encourage you to check out the rest of this issue of Twist Collective - it really is a stunner.
You can see these mittens in the magazine and on Ravelry. I can't wait to see the color combinations knitters come up with.