An oldie, but a goodie…

t’s really no secret that I’m a big fan of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe.) With the premiere of Marvel’s Doctor Strange on the horizon, I wanted to thank everyone who’s downloaded and/or knit my Hail Hydra Mitts in the past couple of years. It’s definitely my most popular design on Ravelry.

“Cut off one head, two more shall take it’s place!”

(For you non-geeks out there, Hydra is one of the fictitious villain groups of the MCU. Check this out.)

I charted this pattern a couple of years ago, and despite the downfall(?) of this organization onscreen, the pattern is still being downloaded on a regular basis. Check out all the amazing project pages over at Ravelry.

These mitts were a lot of fun to create. It was my first time doing Latvian Braids, which are easier than I thought they would be. And of course, there is stranding. I enjoy this technique so much, and while I still have some tension issues, I’m steadily improving. And the Hydra logo lends itself well to stranding, since there aren’t that many long floats.

I’ve been brainstorming some designs for the premiere of Doctor Strange. Stay tuned!

Have you knit the Hydra Mitts? What other geeky knits do you enjoy?

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