I had scarcely gotten the college kid’s sweater off the needles when he put in another request: “Mom, when you have time, will you please knit me a pair of mittens?”
I’m about always overjoyed when get specific requests for knitting. I don’t have to worry about whether the requestor will appreciate knitting. Nor do I have to worry that I’m investing time knitting, say, a hat, when the recipient perhaps hates hats. So, I tend to prioritize requests.
It just so happened that I had three skeins of Brooklyn Tweed’s Shelter (colorway: Soot) left over from his sweater. More than enough for some mittens. I also had room in my project rotation for a purse project, and mittens would work out great. Onto the needles they went.
I decided on Juris Mitts, but without the individual fingers. I hate knitting fingers in gloves with a purple passion, so I’d knit the hand portion as a fingerless mitt.
Over that, I knit the mitten tops:
Next? Well, now he’s asking for socks. But he’ll have to wait. I liked these convertible mittens so much that I put some on the needles for me.