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. 


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

  2. Lovely mittens....Nice design

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

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

  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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