Kat at Just Crafty Enough set herself the goal of knitting a pair of mittens each month this year, and she’s taking it easy for July with a pair that uses stripes rather than her usual more complex colorwork.
The Sunset Stripes Mittens are worked with two strands of yarn held together. Sometimes both are the same color; sometimes they are different. This makes for mottled looking stripes that are reminiscent of a sunset worked in bold colors like yellow, orange, pink and purple.
But of course this would be a fun stash-buster if you have little bits of light weight yarn lying around. Just work until you run out of one, then change one of the colors, or mix it up randomly.
[Photo via Just Crafty Enough.]