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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Finished: Fraternal Rainbow Mitts

A few months ago I was destashing some yarn on Instagram and my best friend Caitlin spied this ball of Mochi Plus. She said, "If I could knit or crochet or anything, I'd totally buy that yarn from you," to which I replied, "Well, if you love it so much, I'll make you something with it!" Several  times over the course of our friendship we've done little craft swaps-I'll knit her something, and she'll make me jewelry. So now Caitlin has an amazing new pair of rainbow mitts and I've got a new necklace headed my way.

I sat on this yarn for an embarrassingly long time-I think we agreed to the swap sometime around February? About a month ago she said that she'd be in my neck of the woods mid-October, so that lit the fire under my bum to get these knit up. I looked at hundreds of patterns to try and find the best one for this yarn, and then I ended up just using one of my own. The basic ribbing works great with the color changes, it doesn't matter that this yarn doesn't have great stitch definition, because there's not really any detail to lose.

I knit these during my lunch breaks over the course of a week, and I'm so happy to have them done and gifted. Every time I saw that yarn on my bookshelf I felt like a terrible friend for not having knit it up yet, but in the end it worked out perfectly, and Caitlin is so much more thrilled with these mitts than I would have been if I'd kept the yarn for myself.

Pattern: Hey, What's Up? by Kat Riddell
Yarn: Crystal Palace Yarns Mochi Plus "Tapestry Rainbow"

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  1. Love! I bet she smiles every time she wears them. I have some mini Mochi that needs to be knit up one day.

  2. Oh lovely! That yarn is so fun, and looks so good with the texture in your pattern. :) Lucky friend!

  3. Such a cheerful project, love how the yarn and pattern work together :)

  4. I adore the name of the mitts! I love that they are not matchy matchy although I tend to be like that. they are beautiful and I love the rainbow colors :)