“Really?! So what would you say, Pheebs? Stuff like uh, ‘Keep your mitts off my grub?'”
“Say Ross, when you picture Phoebe living on the street, is she surrounded by the entire cast of Annie?”

Yes, I realize that has nothing to do with knitting. But every time I hear the word “mitts,” this line comes to mind. Oh, who am I kidding, my mind only thinks in Friends quotes…

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The pattern for this week’s knit comes from Andrea Mowry of Drea Renee Knits. I’ve wanted to knit up one of her gorgeous designs for a while now, and this was my first. The North Country Mitts showcase a simple chevron design that adds just the right amount of texture. I love that they leave the fingers free so you can wear them while driving or using electronics, but they still keep your hands toasty.

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Andrea’s so right about these flying off the needles – they were a super quick & fun knit, perfect for a weeknight project. The yarn I used is Plymouth Galway Worsted in 706-Ocean Drift Heather. This 100% wool yarn is very warm and surprisingly soft! I was able to get both mitts and a sock & a half out of just one 210-yard skein. Once again, utilizing the magic loop method allowed me to avoid cumbersome DPNs.

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Although I really enjoy my mitts, I think the yarn Andrea used has greater stitch definition, giving her mitts more “oomph.” The texture on mine is more subtle than hers.

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But that’s okay. Part of my goal to knit something new each week is to grow as a knitter. It’s all a learning process as I discover which fibers work best for what projects.

I think these gorgeous mitts are a winner & I’ll definitely be knitting up another pair (or three) for gifts!

So… what did you knit this week?! I’d love to hear! Use #52weeksofknits on Instagram to show me! 🙂

Warmest Wishes,

Andrea

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