The Mix & Match Fingerless Mitts pattern was a collaboration with my husband’s cousin Susan who provided the beautiful yarn. Susan hand dyes yarns and sells the yarns at craft and yarn shows. Her yarns are a lovely quality and her palette is full of strong, bright colors. Her business is called A Riot of Color and she will have booth at Rhinebeck (NY Sheep and Wool Festival) this year.
I loved the idea of really playing up one of her bright colors by contrasting it with a neutral. I also thought it would be fun to have the option of wearing the mitts with the bright side showing, or the neutral side showing, so I put thumb holes on both ends. The checker board pattern acts as a transition between the two colors and makes these mitts even more fun to knit.
I could see making these out of small amounts of left-over yarns by using different colors in each mitt. They would also be nice with a light and dark of the same color family. A black and white pair might be fun too.
This is a great stash busting project!