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“Only he can understand what a farm is, what a country is, who shall have sacrificed part of himself to his farm or country, fought to save it, struggled to make it beautiful. Only then will the love of farm or country fill his heart.“ Antoine de Sainte-Exupery (1900-1944);(1900 1944); Aviator, Writer

Monday, February 4, 2013

Yarn Magic Mitts Pattern

These unisex mitts magically transform three colors of natural colored yarn into the perfect mitt. These are very warm and extra sturdy. I originally designed these in varying shades of handspun shetland or merino choosing one light, one medium and one dark shade - approximately 1/2 oz of each - natural colored fleeces and tops for spinning available at I expanded it to include two complete patterns producing three styles - a three color and a two color version in which the yarn works the magic for completely different results and hundreds of possibilities. These have interesting textures so are equally beautiful in solid colored yarn for yet another version. I designed these as a gift for my dear friend yarnmagic who likes practical things and natural colors. I have named the pattern in her honor. The pattern is intermediate, does not require much yarn, is a quick knit and makes a great gift.