Vignette Mitts, designed by Meg Roke and knit by Charlotte Lee, using the SweetGeorgia Sock Yarn Club "Sleepyhead" together with Silk Mist in Wisteria

My first project plan of the March sock club was January Mittens by Hanna Levaniemi. I matched the club yarn with a skein of Tough Love Sock in Wisteria, and thought it would be very interesting to see the colour transformation on a Fair Isle pattern.

It was a good plan; until I realized I wouldn’t have it done on time along with two other projects I am sample knitting. I have three projects all due at the end of March, and they needed to be done during my vacation trip to Taiwan. My plan was to knit as much as I can on the 13 hours flight, and enjoy some tea/coffee time at Taiwan with the rest knitting done. Wonderful plan for a relaxing vacation. However, I got too busy meeting up old friends and spending time with family that I haven’t see for at least three years. On my way back to Vancouver, I barely have two projects done.

I was left with less than one week to finish the mittens, but all I had done at the time was one tenth of the first mitt. So I decided to frog it and start with something faster knit: Vignette by Meg Roke.

Vignette Mitts, designed by Meg Roke and knit by Charlotte Lee, using the SweetGeorgia Sock Yarn Club "Sleepyhead" together with Silk Mist in Wisteria

Vignette Mitts, designed by Meg Roke and knit by Charlotte Lee, using the SweetGeorgia Sock Yarn Club “Sleepyhead” together with Silk Mist in Wisteria

Vignette Mitts, designed by Meg Roke and knit by Charlotte Lee, using the SweetGeorgia Sock Yarn Club "Sleepyhead" together with Silk Mist in Wisteria

Vignette Mitts, designed by Meg Roke and knit by Charlotte Lee, using the SweetGeorgia Sock Yarn Club “Sleepyhead” together with Silk Mist in Wisteria

Vignette Mitts, designed by Meg Roke and knit by Charlotte Lee, using the SweetGeorgia Sock Yarn Club "Sleepyhead" together with Silk Mist in Wisteria

Vignette Mitts, designed by Meg Roke and knit by Charlotte Lee, using the SweetGeorgia Sock Yarn Club “Sleepyhead” together with Silk Mist in Wisteria

The pattern was a very simple stockinette flat with one garter side, and the only challenge would be changing to knit lace yarn only in the midway. I paired it with a Silk Mist in Wisteria (according to the pattern instruction), and the interesting thing happened as soon as I was on the third row. The variegated colour started to match itself whenever I turned the work. And so, instead of a stripping fabric that I expected, it created gradients on its own! The semi-solid of Silk Mist smooth out all the rough transition and make the whole piece more united. The mohair contain also make this fingerless mittens extra warm. I was so happy with this unexpected result! Now this pair of mittens will be my good friend when driving!

Each month, we dye a brand new, unique colourway for our Spinning Fibre and Sock Yarn Clubs. This post is all about what we sent out to our members in March 2017.

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