Cool Spiced Cocoa

I meant to partake in the Three Waters Farm Laura Aylor SAL + KAL by way of a sweater. As April ended up being busier than expected and suddenly turned into May, however, I realized that was probably not going to happen. While yoga-ing one morning in my living room my skein of Three Waters Farm Cool Conundrums caught my eye…

super detAnd I thought, “I bet I can find a pattern to use that skein.”

Sure enough, Laura Aylor‘s Spiced Cocoa fit the bill perfectly. I was delighted to see that my yarn would actually work well with the smallest size, a size that would suit my daughter who has been continually stealing my mitts on early morning hikes. It was a win all around. I printed the pattern and took a little beauty shot…

img_2969And off I went.

The knitting was so fun and so easy that I literally finished them in just a handful of hours and I have only one WIP photo…

img_3057From when they were finished!

As you can see, these mitts have also spawned a hat, but that will be a story for another day. I started casting-on for it and my daughter begged to be able to knit it herself. So we passed the ribbing back and forth (it was a little tedious for her) and then my mom knitted on it a little over the weekend because she forgot her knitting, and my girl has been knitting on it. Three generations all added stitches, but oh, yes, that’s for another day when it’s complete.

The mitts, however, are finished and they now travel with us everywhere.

full frontKnit in my handspun and in the prettiest colorway imaginable for my little lady, I’m not sure who’s more tickled about them — me or my girl!

detail slippedI love the twist detail across the back of the hand, lending just enough texture to be unique.

wrong sideAnd the palms, already slightly worn from use are just a plain stockinette.

mitts prettyI wasn’t able to get an ‘action’ shot this time around, but I will eventually — keep an eye on Instagram for that! Suffice to say, the fit is perfect and I couldn’t be happier with the detour I took in this SAL + KAL. Had it not been for the matching hat, I’d have used the remaining yarn to make myself a matching pair. Sometimes though, a little girl needs a matching handspun hat for her handspun mitts. It’s as simple as that.

4 thoughts on “Cool Spiced Cocoa”

  1. those are pretty neat – love the construction detail. Can’t wait to hear more about the hat and see pictures of it. Three different knitters? Pretty cool.

  2. My first thought upon reading about your three-knitting-generations-mitts was a picture I saw of EZ and Meg knitting together in the round on the same sweater. You are following in some exalted footsteps. What absolute fun!

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