The pattern features a bold zig-zag and arrow color-work design that is worked from a chart, and an unusual twisted garter stitch hem that looks something like a cable, but a bit softer. Both design elements make for a unique look that is both interesting to knit, and is sure to inspire compliments.
They were a lot of fun to design, and even more fun to knit. Even though I used size 1 needles, I couldn’t believe how fast they knitted up (done in under a week).
I love the strong contrasting colors in this sample, because they really show off the design. I used a beautiful pinkish grey called Postcard, and a nice dark brown called Pumpernickle in the Brooklyn Tweed Loft yarn. I think the mittens would also look great using a neutral color for the background and an intensely colored bright yarn for the contrast. Maybe a light tweedy taupe with a bright turquoise or burnt orange. What colors would you pick for your arrowhead mittens?