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    Squirrel and Oak Mittens

    Project 73/365 - Squirrel and Oak

    I first started this project with the recommended 3.25mm needle, but since I was using a worsted weight rather than the recommended DK, it was way too tight. I moved up to 3.75mm, but it still is tighter than most mittens. Oh well, I can wear it and they are warm due to the lopi. I do like stranded projects, and I would be willing to do these mittens again with the MC as a light colour as the pattern calls for.

    Squirrel and Oak Mittens, started April 26, 2008, finished May 18, 2008 Ravelry Project Page
    Pattern: Squirrel and Oak Mittens by Adrian Bizilia. Ravelry Pattern Page
    Yarn: Ístex Létt-Lopi (100% Icelandic Wool 50g/109 yds) – less than one skein of Ash and Chestnut
    Needles: #5/3.75mm 40″/100cm circulars.
    Modifications: Change in yarn weight, needles, and dark colour MC.
    Cost of Project: $20 for yarn and needles
    Would I knit it again? Yes, but with original DK yarn weight. Also, normal light coloured MC.