Yarn-Over, Ligature… Same Difference.
lig·a·ture [lig-uh-cher, -choor] noun. — Printing. a character or type combining two or more letters. (Yarn overs aren't all that different)

I finished my Manly Mittens last night at a housewarming party. I finished the first mitten earlier in the week and was so happy when I got to this thumb. Not that I didn't enjoy the pattern, but I was getting really bored with mittens and wanted to move onto something else. Behold! Pictures! (specs to follow)

This was my first attempt with such a complicated colour pattern. I know it's not really that complicated, but it was ambitious for me, since I only started doing colour a couple weeks ago. I love the pattern, it was easy to follow and easy to remember. The mitts are warm and the Falk yarn is awesome because even though it's 100% wool, it's still soft and not too scratchy.


Pattern: Manly Mitts (free pattern)
Source: Knitty.com
URL: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTmanlymitts.html
For: My grandpa for Christmas
Yarn: Falk by Dale of Norway/Dalegarn
Main Colourway: #0900 Black; 2.25 skeins (dye lot 2811)
Contrasting Colourway: #2931 light sheep heather (off-white dye lot 9162)
Weight: Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi)
Yardage: 116 yards p/ 50g ball
Needles: 3.5mm double pointed needles
Timeline: started 12.01.2007; finished 12.08.2007


  1. Logan said...
    Hello :)
    Helen said...
    Great minds -- what with the mitten knitting for the holidays.

    I really like these. I wonder if they're manly enough for my DH (who insists on leather gloves for everything but skiing...

    P.S. Glad you commented!

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