Monday, 22 February 2016

Retro 70's Look


Continuing the theme of knitted mittens on this blog, another pair came off the needles last week. The Bunty Mitts by Ella Austin have a retro feel to the design. It was the bold flower and leaf pattern that caught my eye. Very reminiscent of the 1970's wall paper and fabrics I remember from my childhood. They also look very cheerful for these cold, dull, winter days we're having here in NW Scotland at the moment.


The pattern is well written with a chart for the colour work. I needed to watch the tension as the yarn is carried across more than five stitches in places. Also needed a fair amount of concentration. I lost the plot a few times, pulling back the stitches more than once, but it was worth the effort re-knitting. I particularly like the strip effect on the thumbs with the smaller flower detail. My Bunty Mitts project details can be found on Ravelry here.


Here's the information on the yarn I used: Yarn Stories Fine Merino 4ply 50g balls in French Navy, Cream, Burnt Sienna. 






5 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Thanks for the pattern link.
    XX Inge

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  2. Lovely mittens....Nice design

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  3. These are just lovely! The colors pop, and the retro vibe is eye-catching. I want to make a pair.

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  4. These look fab and I love your colour combination!

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  5. I love those colours! I was hooked on Bunty as a kid in the 90s and I collected so many annuals from the 60s-80s from car boots sales and such, they were so much fun to read :)

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Julia