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Fair Isle Mittens

It's only recently that I became good at knitting. I taught myself how to knit when I was a teenager, but I didn't enjoy it much. Last year, I decided to attempt knitting in the round so I could make mittens because my mother wanted me to make some for her. I didn't think I could do it because I'd tried knitting in the round and couldn't handle multiple needles. I tried it again a few months ago and surprisingly everything just fell into place. Pictured below are my first mittens, which I made using a YouTube tutorial:

Suddenly I was able to knit in the round using four double pointed needles! I used a 70% wool blend yarn for this first project. They're pretty nice for my first mittens, but I don't like the decrease style at the top, and the thumbs don't have gussets. I made a second attempt, these fair isle mittens (pictured at top of post), as a Christmas present for my mother. I used 100% wool yarn this time. The pattern is from "Gloves and Mit…