“Living in Colorado, I’m no stranger to cold winters.But I can safely say that our winters aren’t nearly as brutal as those in the northern regions of Canada. Designed exclusively for River City Yarns, these super-warm mittens are pure luxury. The outer mitten is knitted with a strand each of Ancient Arts Hat Trick (in the “Colorado” colourway—go Avalanche!) and Rowan Kidsilk Haze. The inner mitten (lining) is knitted with Rowan Finest, a luxurious blend of extra-fine merino, cashmere, and royal alpaca. The knitting couldn’t be simpler—both the mitten and lining are worked in good old stockinette stitch.” - Ann Budd.
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We've created a brand new Shinny Mitt Luxe yarn option for this RCY Originals design, as part of our 2022 RCY Pattern "Do-Over" projects. We'd love to have you try it out, too. Click here to download the addendum with our notes on yarn and needles.
Addendum - In our Do-Over, we used Hand Maiden Casbah, a hand dyed cashmere blend yarn for the outer mitt and Rowan Kidsilk Haze for the liner. We followed the original pattern instructions as written, except to change the needle sizes to get gauge with the yarn choices.
- We used a 3.0 mm (US 2.5) needle with our single strand of Adam & Eve for the outer mitt.
- We got gauge for the inner mitt on a 2.75 mm (US 2) needle with a single strand of Rowan Kid Silk Haze.