Zigging and Zagging: the Wellington Mitts

When I saw Andrea’s Equilibrium Cowl, I fell in love with it. It’s such a fun combination of zigzags and checkerboard chevrons. However, this is not the time of year that I should be thinking of cowls; with the recent hot weather, the last thing I want is a double layer of wool circling my neck. I still wanted a cute zig-zag project though, specifically something small and portable to take to the pool, concerts, and camping. Enter the Wellington Mitts. Unlike cowls, I find fingerless mitts are still incredibly useful in the summertime.

Fingerless mitts are great for summer, for both knitting and wearing.

If your office is anything like ours, you’re probably having problems with uneven air conditioning. Half the building is perfectly comfortable, while the other half is falling victim to the arctic blast pouring out of the vents. If you’re lucky enough to be in the pleasant section, it’s not a big deal; you can dress normally and go about your day. On the other hand, if you’re in the freezing section, you have to adjust. As a naturally cold person, I have an especially hard time keeping my fingers warm enough. Throwing on a sweater keeps most of you warm, but it’s really hard to type with your sleeves pulled down over your hands. The solution: fingerless mitts.

The Wellington Mitts use two different zig-zag patterns to keep your interest.

The Wellington Mitts are perfect for your cold computing. They’re worked in Harrisville Shetland, a fingering-weight yarn spun at a family-run mill in New Hampshire. It’s a lovely woolly yarn, with just the right amount of sheepiness. The yarns are heathered, adding a gorgeous depth of color; the combination of pink and brown adds a fun pop of color to your day. Made using stranded colorwork, the zig-zag pattern is slightly different on each mitt; one zigs up and down, and the other zags from side to side. It’s just enough variety to keep you interested while making the second mitt.

Get your Wellington Mitts kit today, and save yourself from frozen fingers!

Enjoy your zigging and zagging,

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