I really shouldn’t promise to knit anyone anything. My track record, until the last two years, was very poor. And by “poor,” I mean that it took me years to make the requested item. Today’s FO is no exception. These were requested, probably, in 2006 or 2007. I made them in 2018. This was my second pair of Happily Ever After Mitts, a pattern that I have now knit up three times! And today I’m telling you about how lovely this pattern is when knit with Koigu yarn!
I first knit this pattern after seeing an image of it on Instagram using self-striping yarn. I thought it would be lovely in variegated yarn and it was. This was around the time that I refused to knit socks, thinking they were way too complicated. So finding patterns that used fingering weight yarn for projects other than socks was exciting.
When I first agreed to make fingerless gloves for my best friend, I had her pick out some yarn. I settled on Koigu because I had been eyeing the yarn for so long that I wanted to finally be able to knit with it!
Of all the amazing Koigu colors, she chose this lovely green. And I loved how all the shades of green – and just a touch of yellow – knit up!
Pattern: Happily Ever After Mitts by Susan B. Anthony
Yarn: Koigu KPPM
Needles: US 2.5 (3mm)
Made for: my BFF
Time to Completion: 2.75 weeks
This pattern is such a fun, quick knit. If I can knit anything quickly, you can! And it’s the perfect gift knitting project when you’re strapped for time!
Now that I’ve knit three fingerless gloves, I want to try a pattern with a thumb. Another thing I’ve always feared as a knitter – knitting finger holes! Maybe this is the year I will conquer that fear!