Saxon Invasion Mittens
The yarn is Buffy Sock by Juno Fibre Arts, colourway “Graphite”. It’s really lovely stuff and so nice to work with. After some trial & error, I found that this yarn is well suited to cable stitches and not so much to knit/purl combos like the chevron stitch in the original pattern or traditional bobbles—hence, the cabled wrist panel and nupps.
I was very motivated to knit up this yarn because it was part of a very thoughtful and totally unlooked for gift from a lovely person. It’s funny, but I felt like I had to do something really special with this yarn as a way of thanking my new friend for her kindness. Normally when I acquire new yarn, I squirrel it away as if there is an impending global yarn shortage…especially luxury or indie-dyer yarn like this, which I never feel qualified to knit. But I braved it, and now I have new mittens, just in time for the first snowfall of the season!