Yes, I know you're all waiting for the Carnation Pink Vest but I'm caught in Christmas Gift-Making Land so you're getting this free fingerless mitts pattern instead. Named for my beloved Aunt Dixie, the Dixie Rose Mitts are easy and quick to make - I literally made the pair in two nights. The pattern comes in two colors, black and pink, but you could obviously make yours any way you want.
I stash dove to get the yarn for the pink version. I wanted to make completely different mitts so show the versatility of the design. This time, I used Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted in Hot Fushcia and Knit Picks Swish in Asparagus. I found some cute matching flower buttons in my overflowing button bag and a cute mitt was born. Now I need to make the second one which of course I don't want to do. But the mitts really fit perfectly and would be great for dog walks so I'm going to work on the twin today.
I added another quick-knit mittens pattern to my Ravelry store today, too. The Bodacious Borealis Mittens, which I designed last year, use one skein of Berroco Borealis. I made the pair of mittens in six hours, so these would also make for a fast, fun gift.
Hope these patterns help someone. Download the Dixie Rose Mitts and the Bodacious Borealis Mittens for free on Ravelry.