Pattern: Olympic Red Mittens by Rachel Bearse

Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Wool in Bright Red (8414) approx. 61 grams

Plymouth Yarns Homestead in 100 approx. 6 grams

Needles: 3.5 mm / US 4 and 4 mm / US 6

This is great pattern inspired by the red mittens sold during the Vancouver Olympics. Inspired by the spirit of the Olympics proceeds from the sale of the pattern goes to supporting a local swimming club that caters to children with disabilities and their siblings. This was my final Ravelympics project and knit a bit of it during my last trip to Bangor and while I didn’t quite finish them in the time frame of the Ravelympics I’m quite proud to have something to take away to remember both the Olympics and the Ravelympics by. Overall I’m very pleased, it was my first time doing stranding like this and my first pair of mittens. Overall mittens are easier than socks and I even did the kitchner along the tops with out looking it up (I was at a B&B in Wales) and they turned out amazing. The white of the contrast shows through in some places and the edges are pulled in but overall I’m quite proud. The only thing that upsets me is that I’ll have to wait so long to actually get to wear them.