Mitten Smitten

January saw us through some pretty blistery and cold evenings and I spent most of the month wrapped up in multiple layers whenever braving the cold outside.

With the arrival of February – the days are getting longer, the sun is starting to let off a few warming rays and the sleeveless coats are once again an option when getting dressed in the morning.


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I have a gazillion white shirts in my wardrobe (you could call it an addiction) but if you ask me, nothing beats a crisp white shirt teamed with a pair of jeans and a statement necklace when you’re going for that casual-chic daytime look. Throw a sleeveless coat over it and team with boots, a classic bag and bright red lips and you’re pretty much ready for anything the day might throw at you (apart from rain, you’ll need a brolly for that).

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It might be slightly warmer in the sun but it still feels pretty nippy here in London so my pair of hand knitted mittens are perfect for keeping the chill off.

I made few pairs of these as Christmas presents for friends last year as I loved the super cute heart pattern (which is free to download!) and they were fairly quick to make.

During the holidays at home in Norway I was walking in to town with my friend and as we were batteling the winds and snow with our brolly’s I look over at my friend and she’s wearing the pair I made her. Me on the other hand was not wearing any mittens at all.. I had of course been so busy knitting for everyone else that I hadn’t even thought that maybe I could do with a pair as well!

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These mittens have been so addictive I’m actually working on a pair for another friend atm and being a small project I can get it done while commuting to work.

You can see the other colours I’ve done here should you wish to make a pair of these for yourself, or someone else for that matter!

Outfit: Coat – Zara, Shirt – Gina Tricot, Jeans – Asos, Bag – Michael Kors, Boots – Miss KG, watch – Cluse, necklace – H&M, mittens – hand knitted.