Pattern: Fiddlehead Mittens by Adrian Bizilia of
Yarn: Michell & CIA Luxury Collection Alpaca Cashmere – 1 ball of 5 contrast colours, and 2 balls of navy
Needles: US 2/3.0 mm HiyaHiya 9″ circular, and 2.75mm knitpicks circular
Finished Dimensions: 7 1/2″ around palm above thumb
Started: April 14 2009
Finished: May 23 2009

I loved this knit – such a wonderful project, and amazing results.  The yarn is a little bit on the thin side for the project, and so the mittens aren’t large enough for me to line, but I’m very happy with them nonetheless.  I realized pretty early that I’d need to add an extra repeat of the pattern in order to make the mittens long enough.  On the first mitten, on the left, I made an error, and the extra fiddlehead pattern wasn’t in the right direction.  I also flipped over the chart for the pointy end of the mitten, so it would curl inward.  Also, on the second mitten I swapped out the colour order, which made it more fun to knit.


Two new yarns; or little tiny tastes of yarn, anyways:

  • Polwarth – roving dyed, then spun – 12 wpi
  • Alpaca/Wool – spun then dyed – 16 wpi

And I’m working forward on the hand-spun toque too!!