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With Love, From the North (Mittens): Pattern Inspiration & Yarn Suggestions

With Love From the North is a super bulky mitten knitting pattern featuring a contrasting colored heart on the palm of each hand. In my opinion, this pattern design is super adorable and oh-so-practical for cold climate weather! The inspiration behind this pattern was pretty simple: I thought it would be super adorable to have a big heart (I love hearts) on the palm of each hand on a mitten pattern. And, I have to say, this pattern proves that I wasn't wrong!

The yarn that I used for this pattern design is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick (I tend to buy it from Michael's and very rarely do I pay more than 60% of their price, because they have sales and coupons so often). Any of their colors would look adorable with the With Love From the North Mittens pattern, but I do recommend using a high contrast in your colors (this will ensure that your hearts stand out well). As an example, here are some color pairings that I would put together with this yarn! (Interested in using a different yarn? Keep scrolling down, and you'll find an "Alternative Yarns" section!)

Color Suggestions

While I highly encourage you to make this pattern your own using colors that you love, here are a few color pairing suggestions to get you started! Note: I am not affiliated with or sponsored by any of the links -- I'm just providing my opinion!

Oatmeal + Charcoal - These are the colors that I used!

To create your own color pairing, you can find more solid colors here, variegated colors here, and some unique color options here!

Alternative Yarn Suggestions

Are you interested in a different yarn brand altogether? Here is a handful of yarns that I think would work up very similarly to the Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn!

For the sake of comparison, the information for the Wool Ease Thick and Quick is:

80% Acrylic, 20% Wool

25 solid colors

$7.99/170 grams

80% Acrylic, 20% Wool

2 colors (both shades of pink)

$5.50/100 grams

75% Acrylic, 25% Wool

28 solid colors

$5.99/100 grams

100% Wool

5 solid colors (mostly neutrals)

$8.49/100 grams

60% Acrylic, 40% Wool

5 solid colors

$13.99/200 grams

100% Wool

47 colors, solid and multi-color

$22/150 grams

To perform your own search for affordable super bulky weight yarns, here are a couple places to start your search:

Have you made a selection for your With Love From the North Mittens colors? If so, what have you chosen? I would love to hear about it in the comments below, on Instagram (be sure to tag @snickerdoodleknits), and on Ravelry (share it in my group and/or link your yarn and pattern on your project page)!

You may purchase the With Love From the North Mittens pattern on Ravelry, PatternVine, and LoveCrafts Knitting.


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