Problem: I got tired of my hands being cold while I wait for the train in the morning, and I'll be g-ddamned if I can find my gloves.
Solution: Use my Post-apocalyptic Life Skills for good, and knit myself some g-ddammed mittens.
Parameters: Can't just kit regular ol' mittens. Oh no, my friend. They must be Interesting! And Historical!
Result: I achieved most of those things.
This is one of two lovely green/green mittens I knit (what with them being more useful in pairs) from a pattern book called Knitted Garb - Inspired by Originals: Designs for Plimoth Plantation - and Beyond.
I remember being excited to get this pattern book. I seem to have forgotten how disappointed I was that the patterns aren't historic replicas, just...historic-ish. But my hands were cold, and this was the shortest distance to solving that issue while still meeting my desire for something Tudor, so I gritted my teeth and went for peri-oid.
For those following along at home, the difference between these mittens and the ones in the MoL are that the originals are shorter, less gauntlet-y, and were knit top-down. The unexpected benefit of this pattern, though, is that because they're longer and gauntlet-y, the elements don't blow up your sleeves, and people say "woah - those look like gauntlets!"
So, kind of a win?
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