Day 8 of Winter brings us Snowflake Mitts.
These warm and wooly mitts are knit from the bottom up, beginning with a cable rib and ending with an i-cord bind-off. The patterning is Fair Isle, meaning two colors are used on each round. If this is a technique you’ve never tried before, these mitts could be a good place to start. It’s always less daunting trying out new skills on a small project. Deluxe DK Superwash is the featured yarn in this project, making this pair a great gift since they are machine washable.
To celebrate the 12 Days of Winter and my love of snowflakes, I’ve written a poem.
The Snowflake Sonnet
Each year the wind turns cold and gray. For some this is a hindrance. But for those who knit and crochet This weather is far from nuisance.
In May through the fall when it’s warm, I turn to linen, cotton, and bamboo. But plant fibers aren’t fit for snowstorm As I trudge to work on showshoe.
It is springy wool that I long for Throughout most months of the year. Its fabric warms me to the core; The feel of its stitches brings me such cheer.
For this year’s winter I believe I will make Knitted mitts adorned with a snowflake.
It’s Free Pattern Friday!
Today, the EKG Set in Deluxe Worsted.
Why EKG? The little zigs and zags reminded us of a heartbeat. Plus, the love we have for this sweet pattern makes our hearts race just a little bit.
This may look like Fair Isle, but the color changes are actually slipped stitches. The pattern is both written and charted for your convenience.
The entire four-color set takes two skeins of the gray, plus one skein of each other color in Deluxe Worsted 100% wool (220yds/100g).
The cowl looks great doubled over and scrunched – or if you’re in a silly mood like designer Tori Gurbisz, wear it however you please. Very “Cat in the Hat,” Tori. You’ll definitely turn heads.
We hope you enjoy this stylish set.
You’ve got everyone else covered for the holidays, but what do YOU want?
Did you get a gift certificate to your LYS? Need something to point to for that well-meaning relative? You know the one – they want to do right, but then they panic and get you a bunch of random skeins from a grab bag. Sure, it’s the thought that counts, but when you say “you shouldn’t have!” maybe you’d rather not mean it. It’s so much easier to point at a color kit and discreetly clear your throat.
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It’s Free Pattern Friday!
Today, we have a charming set in Saki Bamboo (462yds/100g), a newer member of the Wisdom Yarns family. Saki Bamboo is a blend of superwash merino, nylon, and bamboo. We predicted it would be popular for socks, but it’s become a yarn of choice for shawls and accessories, too. And no wonder, with colors this pleasing!
The Brambleberry Hat and Mitts each can be completed with one ball, two for the set. Both are worked in the round with a honeycomb pattern for an added dimension of texture.
Wouldn’t these be perfect to wear on a drab day to add a pop of color? What a rewarding project.