|Purl Soho Seed Stitch Mittens and Hand Warmers|
Trust me, I tried.
They're an enjoyable, simple knit and I do like seed stitch. But something about the colour and the qualities of the yarn (that too-soft Rowan Super Fine Merino Aran), really preclude the prettiness from shining through.
Seriously, just avoid that yarn if you intend to use seed stitch. It needs a more sturdy fiber. And actually, avoid it if you don't like splitty yarn too.
I gave these mitts away immediately. For better or worse, I find all mittens juvenile. On wearing them, I couldn't escape feeling like a 4 year old, even if they are fitted and extend half-way to the elbow (so perfect for all of my 3/4 length garments).
I might have made the thumbs slightly wider and longer (but fit wasn't a deal breaker).
What I will say is that the weather this winter has been FANTASTICALLY warm. Yeah, it's grey, but it's nigh on impossible to persist with my weather-related complaints given that I don't really need to wear a coat. Or gloves. Or a hat. We've actually reached record highs (14C in the day time?!). So I think I'm cool without these for the moment.
Really, I'm more in a sock mood lately.