I’ve been on a real colorwork streak lately. The one thing I’m missing from my hand-knit wardrobe was a good pair of fingerless mitts. I fell in love with the Kraai mitts in the new ‘Marlisle’ book and decided to try out the new Einrum yarn at the same time!
Marlisle is the newest book from Anna Maltz and it’s full of super cute patterns for sweaters and accessories. I really loved her previous Penguin book so I knew that this one would be just as great. The basic premise is marled colorwork so the whole book is a great one to have if you like blending fun colors together!
I chose the new Einrum E+2 yarn that is a blend of Icelandic wool with a Thai silk strand wrapped around it. I love the fuzzy halo that you get with Icelandic wool. The silk strand gives this yarn a cool texture and is a bit softer than other Lopi yarns. It’s the perfect blend of rustic wool with super soft silk.
These mitts were really straightforward to knit using the chart. It was a little tricky when you first start to carry a single strand in between marled stitches but you get used to it quickly! They also knit up very fast and feel super warm. Luckily, we got a little snow the day after I finished these so I had a chance to test them out.
I decided to pick up the stitches around the thumb hole and create a little thumb sleeve. I wanted just a little more warmth to these mitts. It was as simple as knitting the picked up stitches and binding them off when I thought they were an adequate length. Super easy!
Overall, I really loved these mitts and trying out a new yarn. I can’t wait for cooler mornings to give me an excuse to break them out!