Today’s word is throwback in the #yarnlovechallenge and I give you this picture from last October when me and Agnieszka were in Nice, France. We sat down at a little café and managed to combine almost all of my favorite things: knitting, tea, chocolate, macarons, French language and Agnieszka herself of course.

This little piece of knitting resulted in a pair of mitts that Lyndsey got for Christmas together with a hat in the same yarn. I thought it fitting since I met Lyndsey while living in France more than a decade ago and now the yarn has been there before it went to her in the States.

I like mitts and socks with a clear pattern repeat, it means I don’t have to measure the knitting all the time and I can make sure both mitts or socks are the same lenght since they contain the same amount of rows (granted that I have actually held almost the same tension thoughout the knitting).

The hat was the same pattern as the one I made for Agnieszka. With the yarn held double I could use the same yarn as for the mitts which together created a nice ensemble.

Mitts pattern: Fountain Mitts by Andres Jurgrau. Hat pattern: Spring beret by Natalie Larson. Yarn: Drops Alpaca from Garnstudio, color 100 off white. No mods.