Because it snowed on Saturday, and because this yarn is pretty, and because everyone needs another pair of fingerless mitts, I made these over the weekend.
The "lightening fast mittens" are indeed a quick knit. I just adapted the pattern slightly to make mitts instead of mittens.
They are knit on size 13 needles, which is the reason they go so fast.
Before you know it you will be doing the thumb and after that it's just working in the ends.
Colorway of my mitts is "piedras" and I got it and the free pattern at The Yarn Barn in downtown Lawrence. This pattern actually calls for malabrigo Rasta yarn and boy are they pretty with that too.
You don't need to block mitts, but I think everything looks better after blocking.
These are the kind of mitts that I will wear a lot - they are a loose enough knit not to be too hot, go great with a couple of my coats/jackets, and when I don't need a jacket will be perfect with a scarf. My hands do not like to be cold. At all.