When a free pattern is also a classic, challenging, and beautiful one, it feels like you’ve hit the jackpot – and Mollie Woodworth’s Eugenia’s Mittens are just that!
My friend Marseille knit Mollie Woodworth’s Eugenia’s Mittens in less than two weeks in 2011 using Dream in Color Smooshy (colorway: Valentine) she bought at Loopy Ewe in Colorado. She explains, “The deadline was that year’s Loopy Ewe ‘Camp Loopy’ – basically you had to finish a project each month, for June/July/August. But I also had a vacation in there, and the socks I’d envisioned just didn’t work.”
Originally, she intended to use the Dream in Color Smooshy for socks. She explains, “I’d started some socks, but the pattern was too involved to be a take-along project, and I wasn’t making enough progress to finish by 8/15 [Anne Arundel County Fair]. So I frogged and started these on 8/3.”
She knit Mollie Woodworth’s Eugenia’s Mittens in less than two weeks in 2011 using Dream in Color Smooshy (colorway: Valentine) she bought at Loopy Ewe in Colorado. Using the fingering weight yarn double-stranded, “to make up to worsted weight.” Marseille went on to detail her process, “I played with the cable pattern a bit–instead of an ABBAB repeat, mine was BBABB. The cables look great, despite the frogging and the double-stranding. And the color and yarn are still fabulous.”
No surprise, these mittens won a Blue Ribbon at the Anne Arundel County Fair in September 2011.