And I’m Off …. Spin-Offs Mitt Along

Who doesn’t need a new pair of gloves or mittens? (I know that I sure do!) Please join us over in the mitt-along thread on Ravelry and tag us on Instagram using the hashtags #spinoffmittalong, #spinoffmagazine, and #longthreadmedia. 
Important dates: January 17, 2020, start spinning! March 20, 2020, show us your finished mitts! – Deborah Held

I wasn’t sure I really wanted to participate in this spin along, but as Debbie put it on her post a few days ago, “who doesn’t need a new pair of gloves or mittens.”   I have searched my fiber stash and have decided that I will spin my lovely Falkland from Three Waters Farms in the color Corduroys With Boots.  This will not only be a fun project, but will help me with my stash down goals for #spin15aday2020stashdown.

Just look at those colors!

I am planning to spin for fingerless mitts and my goal is 150 yards in DK weight.  If I can do this, which I am confident I can, I plan to make Alicia Plummer’s Leydon Mitts.  I’ve had this pattern for a long time and think it’s perfect for handspun! 

Courtesy of Alicia Plum

I will be using my Schacht Matchless for this project and plan to chain ply, so spinning thinner than usual will be key.  Today I am prepping my fiber and this weekend I will start spinning.

Until next time, be creative!

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