Pattern: Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Jang
Yarn: Crystal Palace Mini Mochi (colorway 106) & Paton’s Kroy Socks (white)
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A cold winter gives one a lot of motivation hot cups of tea, Netflix marathons, and cozy knits. Like many parts of the world, the winter here in Toronto has been brutal this year. After endless days of gray skies and white snow, I was eager for some colorful winter accessories.

These fingerless mittens immediately drew my attention. I had never made a pair of mittens before, but this free pattern, with its simplistic, but eye catching pattern, had been on my “to-do” list for a while now. No better time to give mittens a go than when they would come in handy (pun intended). I was especially inspired by the gorgeous transitioning colors of starshaped’s Rainbow Mitts and katiebunny’s Autumn Rainbows. When I found an old skein of pink and green gradient Mini Mochi hidden in my yarn stash, I knew it would be perfect for this project.

I had purchased the yarn years ago as a splurge when I had first moved to North Carolina on a student’s budget. Every time I started a project with it, I just wasn’t satisfied, so it sat around, moving with me and always begging me to finally put it to use it every time I cleaned up my stash. I’m so delighted I’ve finally found the perfect project for it with this mitts, complimenting the lovely color shifts without being overwhelmed by the vibrancy. Plus, it’s soft and wonderfully warm. I wear these mittens almost every day and love how they easily provide access to my phone/knitting projects/etc. while I commute to and from school.

This pair of mitts only used up about half of the total Mini Mochi, so I have fantastical dreams of a matching cowl drifting around my mind. With spring on the horizon (I hope), perhaps it will be a nice project for next winter.

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