These are my Doric mitts – these basic little mitts have been in the planning stages just about forever. The concept came to me when I was swatching with some really lovely, multicolored malabrigo. I wanted to make mitts (I always want to make mitts) but the multicolored yarn was not cooperating with any stitch patterns.
We’ve all been there, right? Hand painted yarn looks so pretty in the skein and it’s so hard to find the right project. My Doric mitts take advantage of how well reverse stockinette blends colors. The twisted stitch columns break up the fabric adding visual and knitterly interest. I especially like how one column runs right up the thumb.
When Malabrigo offered Doric a spot in their quickie program I decided to offer this pattern sized for the whole family! That gave me a chance to show samples in colorways for everyone. Because these mitts are designed for two reasons: to make the knitter feel clever, and to show off awesome yarn!
And the clever part? The whole mitt is knit stockinette side out. Because if you’re like me, you don’t want to purl in the round that much. See? Clever use of multi colored yarn combined with clever knitting techniques. Perfect AND pretty!