I love wool! There's nothing like it to keep you warm on the most blustery of days with less than dry conditions...like snowball fights! We have a variety of wool sweaters, wool pants, hats, mittens, gloves, scaves and blankets to keep us snug in the coldest winter weather.
Months ago, I purchased several skeins of a very soft wool in shades of deep blue/purple and olive green. It is hand spun and very lovely. A pattern with little attention to detail was just the ticket so I started a pair of fingerless gloves.
The process is simple...using #6 DP needles, cast on 36 stitches dividing evenly over 3 needles. Join the ends and continue to knit in a k2, p2 ribbed pattern for 6". Then cast off 6 stitches and continue the round. When you reach the cast off point, cast on 6 stitches again and continue as before for about 1 1/2 inches. Cast off.
And when those were finished, I needed something else to do so I decided to turn this simple pattern into mittens. They look a little skinny before you put them on but they fit nicely.
This post is linked to Simple Lives Thursday.