Today I have another in-progress project to share: the Maurits scarf (with my Ravelry notes) by Andrea Rangel for Brooklyn Tweed. This scarf is a colorwork infinity loop with a bold geometric pattern. I really love the design and was drawn to this pattern as soon as I saw it. I always enjoy colorwork knitting projects. Even though they’re time-consuming, the finished projects always look so intricate and interesting.
I knit a mitten! Emphasis on “a”, since there is only one mitten so far. : ) I didn’t get any sewing done this past week due to my back injury, but all that time sitting on the couch was a great way to bring back my knitting mojo, at least temporarily. These are the Forest Mushroom Mittens (on Ravelry) by Elinor Brown, published in November 2010. I started knitting this mitten in December 2011 and just managed to finish it now. It sat in a drawer for almost the entire time in between, how sad! What can I say? When I got my sewing machine, my knitting took a back seat!
I’m quite pleased with how this mitten turned out, even though it’s not my best knitting work. (BTW, have you seen Tasha’s latest colorwork cowl? That woman is a fair isle ninja!) The yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash Sport in brown, white, and red, and I used US 2 (2.75 mm) double-pointed needles throughout. Lots more photos below, and full Ravelry notes here.