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Wintergreen Gloves « The Daily Skein. These cute fingerless gloves are inspired by traditional Selbu mittens. The construction differs from the historical mittens and uses a thumb gusset on the side of the hand instead of a gusset on the palm, but the motifs are all taken from traditional patterns. I can’t decide if the main motif reminds me of hearts, mint leaves, or snowflakes. The construction is essentially the same as the Snowflake and the Albuquerque Fingerless Gloves.

SN0111 Lettuce Knit Arm Warmers. Keep warm. My first published pattern... usually my patterns don't escape, so it's fun to have it out there... feel free to use the comment box if any questions. in case you prefer to download a pdf - here you go - google docs has some hickups ... but it works... just keep trying... - the pdf also comes a bit more detailed and with more pictures...

Keep warm

Mordues de mitaines kal ~ smariek knits. Pattern: St.

mordues de mitaines kal ~ smariek knits

The Yarnpath. Foliage Lace Mitts. As you may have seen in my last post, I have been working on a lace shawl.

Foliage Lace Mitts

I began knitting it last summer but was a bit too frustrated with the pace of knitting lace (slow) as well as the amount of concentration required for such an endeavor (lots). I put it away with the best intentions of coming back to it at some point. That point happened to be a full year later on the eve before I embarked to California. I hadn’t been knitting anything, and decided that I needed a project to work on while waiting in airports, train stations, or needed some downtime. I remembered this little number that was so compact and yet time-intensive. Alas, after all of the progress I have made on said shawl, the weather is turning colder and I am hearing the beckoning call of worsted weight yarn.

Issue 56 – Nederland Mitts. The Story: When I designed the Nederland Vest I always intended it to have matching armbands inspired by mangas, the decorative arm warmers which were once an important element of Andean men’s costume.

Issue 56 – Nederland Mitts

Mixing it up, as I’m wont to do, I chose a traditional Fair Isle pattern and I added a ribbed cuff with a thumb opening, so the bands can be worn either as mitts, or like sleeves when the cuff is folded up. Arm warmers are a surprisingly useful garment in today’s world of fluctuating temperatures—imagine freezing outside in your fashionable coat with the ¾ length sleeves, only to be sweltering in the office when you go inside. Wear the Nederland vest with a Tee and if it gets chilly, pull on the arm bands.

If you venture outside, fold down the cuff, slip your thumb in the thumbhole and you’re good to go, safe from the elements! Bo-peep1.pdf (application/pdf Object) Free Knitting Patterns « Crafty Little Sew n’ Sew. Ravel it here!

Free Knitting Patterns « Crafty Little Sew n’ Sew

You will need: 50 grams d.k yarn 4 mm straight needles 2 small stitch holders darning needle 2 decorative buttons stitch markers Size – small (medium) Tension/Gauge – 4” x 4” 24 sts & 28 rows in stocking stitch Abbreviationsk – knit p – purl st – stitches rs – right side of work ws – wrong side of work sl1, k1, psso – slip the next stitch knitwise to right needle, knit following stitch, pass slipped stitch over the previously knitted stitch k2tog – knit the next two stitches together st st – stocking stitch, knit on right side, purl on wrong side m1 inc – make 1 increase, with right needle pick up thread between stitches & place on left needle then knit into back loop pm – place marker Directions Mittens (make 2) cast on 35 (39) stitches using the long tail cast on method. row 1 – k1, p1 repeat til end of row. row 2 – p1, k1 repeat til end of row. these two rows form 1 x 1 ribbing, continue in 1 x1 rib until piece measures 2 cm ending with a ws row.

Shaping: Start thumb shaping: Quilted Lattice Mitts. I absolutely love they Leyburn Socks, but I’m really not much of a sock knitter.

Quilted Lattice Mitts

There’s something that just makes me sad about spending 20+ hours on a knitted item, and then wearing it where no one will see it. However, I loved the pattern enough that I decided to adapt it into a beautiful pair of fingerless gloves. This pattern is available as a free download on Ravelry, and you can get it by clicking here. You will need size 1 US DPNs and ~200 yards of fingering-weight yarn. The pattern as written provides a comfortable fit for hands 5.5 inches around the wrist and 7 inches around the largest part of the knuckles. Daisy Stitch Hand Warmers. Ranting and Knitting - It got rejected by Knitty, but I like it anyway. I wrote up this pattern in, oh, I don't know, May?

Ranting and Knitting - It got rejected by Knitty, but I like it anyway.

And just now got around to putting the finishing touches on it. The text version can be found here, a PDF is available on Ailbhe by Caitlin Christine says that the girl’s name Ailbhe “is of Irish origin, and its meaning is ‘white, noble, bright,’” a very apt description of these gloves. These mitts also sprang from my love of one skein wonders and instant gratification – the short version used only about eighty yards of yarn and was completed in only two days, while the longer version took just over two hundred yards and was done in a week. I love these gloves for the simple fact that I also love t-shirts, and I live in Fargo, where t-shirts aren’t possible for much more than the months of full summer, especially since I get cold easily.