Monday, January 24, 2011

Tower Bridge Mitts

Finally, I've gotten the next pattern in the Southwark Collection finished and available.

Tower Bridge Mitts

These mitts are the perfect project for that special skein of luxury yarn you've been saving for a rainy day. Knit up with under 175 yds of fingering or sport weight yarn, these mitts are the thing to slip on for a cold March day, or to add an extra layer of warmth in February when the boiler is acting up.

Tower Bridge from London Bridge

The size is adjusted by changing the needle size and/or yarn weight. The teal mitts shown above were knit with 1 skein of Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca & Silk (size medium), and the variegated pair below were knit with 1 skein of Indie Dyer 100% Superwash Fingering Merino (size large).

Tower Bridge Mitts

Many thanks to Knitapotamus, knucna, lindseylou, Mistydawn, oddbird26, phoenixblue and vshawn7, my intrepid test knitters from the Ravelry Free Pattern Testers group.You can see some of their projects on the TB Mitts project page here (Ravelry link).

I'm hoping to have the last pattern in the collection out to testers by the end of January, which would get it out probably around the end of February. Stay tuned.


JoAnnaJae said...

Gosh, lady! This is three amazing projects in a row! The whole Southwark collection is cute, and if being sick means more spinning, I am thiiiiis close to tempting the gods by saying something really stupid like "bring on the colds!"

porpoise said...

Thanks JoAnna! I'm pretty glad to finally get this pattern out - I knit the first pair almost 2 years ago and it's just been floating around since then!

Beware of tempting these pesky viruses - I still feel like crap, but don't have the luxury of lying around spinning all week. Work does cramp my style sometimes!