Antlers up!

Finally got some snaps of the months ago completion of The Antlers mittens by Alexa Ludeman. I love, love, love these mittens.

Even though the pattern called for Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyes, I used a very similar Malabrigo Merino Worsted Kettle Dyes in a black current/deep purple colorway and I’m pretty confident this yarn swap did a stand up job. Malabrigo is just so soft and delicious thanks to those slight variations in color. Yum, yum, yum.

Of course, the photo snapping inspiration came from the original pattern–Alexa’s photos of coffee mug and flannel were so fitting, I just had to recreate it in my own way. The detailing of the cabling pops in the snaps, which makes for my own quiet delight.

The Antlers might be my favorite mitten pattern I’ve created this year; it’s strong competition for the Quo Vadis.

As always, more snaps of The Antlers at its Flickr set.

Oh, you can check out my project on Ravelry, too.

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