#FreeYourSkeins2015 Day 86: ‘Marie Curie Mittens’ by Emily Bujold

'Marie Curie Mitts' by Emily Bujold. Image Copyright Avalanche.
‘Marie Curie Mitts’ by Emily Bujold. Image Copyright Avalanche.

When science and knitting collide

‘Marie Curie Mittens’ is an excellent pattern for a pair of pretty colour work and beaded mitts, celebrating the work of famous scientist Marie Curie and her husband. The design features the atomic structure of the two atoms they discovered. It’s also an education in knitting terms, with a variety of techniques to learn or practice, such as beading and stranded colour work.

You’ll get the best result with semi solid or solid colour ways for this pattern, as anything busier would totally overwhelm both the design and the beaded detail. Pair your beads and contrast colour carefully to enable the detail to be picked out. It may be worth swatching this particular feature of the design to test yarn and bead combos prior to knitting.

What would you knit yours in?

#FreeYourSkeins2015 is a Project 365 by The Golden Skein. Want to find out more about it? Check out this page for details.

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